I believe RYLA is the best decision I have made in my life so far in terms of professional development and social skill building. The change that I have experienced in my life since RYLA has been astronomical, and the skills that I learnt during my week there have helped me to embrace the good change, and accept the bad. I have made some amazing new friendships through RYLA and I know that the network that I am now a part of will help me through the trials of life.
Tayla Mercer | Awardee 2015
My experience at RYLA was one that will never be forgotten. Words can’t really describe how amazing it was, it is something you need to find out for yourself. Not only are the motivational speakers incredible, you also meet some of the most amazing people who will experience the RYLA journey with you. RYLA is all about being yourself and believing in yourself. RYLA for me has made me more confident, determined and has helped me to become a more positive person. RYLA is definitely worth a try and I guarantee you will get something out of it.
Alexis Wagner | Awardee 2013
“Phenomenal! Just changed my perspective on life. There are life lessons all around you and RYLA makes you hear what you couldn’t before.”
Mac Amey | Awardee 2013
RYLA was an amazing, incredible and life changing week. It made me realise how much motivation I was lacking in my life. It changed me for the better and it taught me that anything was possible if I put my mind to it. RYLA really got me out of comfort zone gave me the push I needed.
Ryla was an absolute inspiration and motivation kick! It was full of high energy, new friends and experiences, learning and developing. It made me appreciate life and live it to the fullest! I have joined the rotary club that sponsored me to come to RYLA; I then became their youth adviser shortly after. It is coming up to my 1 year as a rotarian and I am now on the board this year and I hope to make it to rotary president someday!
The program was well organised and the experience phenomenal. The lessons were deep and meaningful, challenging your established thinking and processes. You come to RYLA with a plethora of questions and leave a more enlightened individual. It’s a whirlwind week full of positive energy and people who share your passions, dreams and goals. It’s not just about creating life-long friendships amongst like-minded individuals, it’s about YOU and what you can do with the potential you possess; realising that you have one life and you need to ”go with confidence in the direction of your dreams and live the life you’ve imagined…and ignite your light!”. RYLA exposes you to things you might have heard but not understood, seen but not experienced – in short; it challenges you.