Ideas on how to find potential candidates in your community
The RYLA program aims to provide an opportunity for a diverse range of young people to come together to gain a better understanding of their own strengths, as well as those of others. For this reason we encourage you to consider the different forms leadership takes and the types of young people your Rotary club want to support in their communities. Below are some ideas for where you might find young people keen to participate in the RYLA program:
- Your workplace
- YMCA Victoria
- CMYI - Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues
- YACVic - Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
- St John Ambulance cadet program
- Lighthouse Foundation
- Local Learning and Employment Networks (LLEN)
- Scouting (the Rovers Section are 18-25)
- Local government youth service or community centre
- Victoria Police
- Church Groups
- Youth radio and media outlets
- Sporting Clubs, Surf Lifesaving
Having Trouble Finding a Candidate?
If your club is having trouble finding a candidate, never fear, we also receive a number of applications directly from candidates. Contact Us to discuss a ‘pool’ candidate for your club.
How Clubs can promote RYLA
We encourage all Rotarian's to engage with anyone in their lives that they think would have a positive experience from attending RYLA. Engaging with community groups has been a successful approach in the past for some of our clubs by informing football coaches and managers of your local stores of the opportunity and asking if they have someone to nominate for the program. Additionally RYLA has promotional material that you can distribute by placing in cafe windows and public notice boards or send to others in your networks who may have candidates in mind.