Sep 08, 2023 12:00 PM
Valerie Anderson hosted by Eddie Batts
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

Valerie Anderson, Administrative Director, for RYLA will be our guest speaker.  The Missouri RYLA Academy is a 4-day, 3-night leadership academy for diverse incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who exhibit a desire for community service.  Developed by some of Missouri's top professional educators and Rotarians from Districts 6040, 6060, and 6080, the curriculum is designed to identify and enhance the qualities of servant leadership for each participant, educate them on how to successfully implement a service project, and inspire them to live a lifetime of "Service Above Self."  In addition, participants are introduced to the programs and values Rotary has to offer.  Established in 1992, Missouri RYLA Academy has educated and inspired more than 2,500 students statewide.  It is currently recognized as a model program for Rotary International, worldwide.