Rotary offers fantastic Youth Leadership Conference opportunity for high school sophomores

January 7, 2013

Submitted by The Rotary Club of Bedford


Rotary Youth Leadership Association logo courtesy of the Rotary Club of North Reading, MA
Rotary Youth Leadership Association logo courtesy of the Rotary Club of North Reading, MA

The Rotary Club of Bedford is actively searching for qualified candidates to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference! To be held from June 28th – June 30th, 2013 at Worcester State University in Worcester, the 21st Annual RYLA Conference will offer outstanding high school sophomores an opportunity to live, work and interact together in an atmosphere of friendly competition.  It will be a program designed to challenge the participants to utilize and improve their skills and accept the responsibilities of leadership.  Best of all, there is no charge to the students for the program! The Rotary Club of Bedford will sponsor seven participants at this year’s conference.

Dr. Victor Tom, local Committee Chairperson, said that participants would be selected from young women and men who have exhibited leadership abilities and who will be entering their Junior year of high school in the fall.  The Rotary Club of Bedford is now contacting high school principals, guidance counselors, youth organizations and other sources for nominations of conference participants.

Aimed at developing the leadership potential of young men and women, the conference will feature many thought-provoking events including interactive Leadership Labs, exciting guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities that will provide the participants with a chance to excel amongst and with their peers. Topics will include decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, ethics, and public service.

Anyone interested in obtaining further information should visit, or contact Dr. Victor Tom at 17 Ledgewood Drive, Bedford, MA (781-275-6381) or any other member of the Bedford Rotary Club.

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