“I did not know what to expect going into the week long Rotary Youth Leadership Awards of Rotary District 9920 held out at Willow Park and was pleasantly surprised –and slightly apprehensive- by the rigorous challenge set by the Rotary programme. I was blown away by the comprehensiveness of the leadership course and the many opportunities to learn, reflect, benchmark, grow, follow, distinguish, and lead. Intensive yet with opportunity to reflect, physically challenging, stimulating and rewarding – the course covers all bases and leaves you with a strong message to push yourself by helping grow the community and people around you. The best part of the week for me was the opportunity to bounce off fellow participants and hear their firsthand views and stories on managing the transition between young adult and adulthood. Not sure if I’m there yet myself, but my RYLA experience definitely helped set the milestones in the personal journey.”
Alex Worker, Fonterra Business Graduate and RYLArian 2009.