The objectives of RYLA are:  
  • To encourage and assist selected youth leaders and potential leaders in methods of responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with an unforgettable, indelible training experience;
  • To encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth;
  • To publicly recognize the high qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders; and
  • To further demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.