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Each year Suffield Rotary Club invites Suffield High School sophomores to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Applications for this year’s program to be held Saturday, June 1 at Springfield University are available now from Mrs. McCluskey or the Guidance Office at Suffield High. All applications are due no later than Thursday, April 11, to Mrs. McCluskey. (Please note this is the day before April break begins.)

Rotary District 7890 includes clubs from across Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program for young persons that was officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971. Conducted at the 7890’s District level, RYLA offers our local clubs a special opportunity to take part in developing leadership qualities and good citizenship among our young adults.

Our District can be proud of its RYLA Program because it achieves all these objectives:

  1. To demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.
  2. To encourage and assist young adults in methods of effective leadership by providing them with training experience.
  3. To publicly recognize the high qualities of many young adults who are serving their communities as youth leaders

Suffield Rotary sends two or three students who applied for this award and offers the opportunity to be selected by peers at the district RYLA for a weeklong Rotary RYLA Leadership conference with other students from across the globe in June 2025 at Carroll University in Wisconsin with their expenses covered by Rotary.

If you have a sophomore student or know of one, please encourage them to apply for this amazing opportunity. Each year the students who have represented Suffield come back enriched and energized by the program and other participants who they met and collaborated with, often creating continuing relationships.

For more information you can also contact Natalie Donais from the Suffield Rotary at:

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