Greetings Club President!
 
Terrific news! The link for Rotary clubs to sign up their 2020 students is live! Rotary clubs have the opportunity to promote the academy and sponsor their local high school students to attend.
 
In 2020, two academy sessions of MO RYLA are available:
 
Session 1: Sunday, June 28th thru Wednesday, July 1st
or
Session 2: Sunday, July 12th thru Wednesday, July 15th
 
http://www.missouriryla.com/rotary-student-signup
 
There is no cap or limit on the number of participants a club can sponsor. Students are allowed to select their own preferred academy session, 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.
 
We strongly recommend that you do not delay selecting and signing up students. Many families make their summer plans months in advance and we find that is the primary reason why selected students have to decline the opportunity to participate.
 
The most common question from clubs is how do we find and select students to attend? Many clubs work their local high school guidance counselors to find the right kind of students. What does that mean? We are looking for students who have a heart for service.
 
It is important to take note of the following deadlines:
January 2020: Sign Up link open
April 30th, 2020: Sign up and registration closes
May 15th, 2020: $400 registration refund deadline
May 16th-June 10th, 2020: If your club has a student withdraw, you can replace them with a student of the same gender
 
After Rotary clubs have signed up and paid for their selected students, MO RYLA will send a receipt to your club. We will contact and work with students and their families directly to finish the registration process.
 
Please feel free to check back to the web site from time to time to see our updates and learn more about this internationally acclaimed youth program!
 
I look forward to working with you and your club. For any questions, please contact me at:
816-673-6818 or missouriryla@gmail.com
 
Valerie Anderson, Administrative Chair
Missouri RYLA Academy