The Missouri RYLA Academy (MO RYLA) is a four day/three night service leadership program that introduces Rotary’s “Service Above Self” philosophy.  The curriculum, developed and administrated by professional educators, includes a personality self-assessment, team building activities, and a two-day service project simulation.

Our program  (District 6080) has been recognized by Rotary International as one of the model RYLA programs in the world.

MO RYLA has been implemented in Missouri for over 25 years and over 2,000 students have participated.  Missouri Rotary Districts 6040, 6060, and 6080 partner to administer this premier academy.  The staff is comprised of professional high school counselors, educators, and outstanding Rotarians from around the state.  The program is held each summer in Fulton, Missouri, at the William Woods University campus.

Rotary clubs have the opportunity to promote the academy and sponsor their local high school students. There is not a cap or limit on how many participants a club can send.  Students are allowed to select their own preferred session dates, with each session maxed at 100 participants.  The registration fee is $450.00 per student.

The program is designed for incoming high school sophomores and juniors.  There is no GPA requirement and family members of Rotarians, such as children or grandchildren, are eligible to attend.

Rotary Club of Rolla is proud to sponsor this summer’s delegates! For more information about the Academy, take a look at the MO RYLA website.