Posted by Christina Harris on Feb 11, 2019
"As the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said thousands of years ago, “When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'We did it ourselves’”. My time spent as not only a participant, but also as a facilitator within RYLA has equipped me with leadership tools that I can take with me wherever I go. One of the most incredible lessons that I learned as a leader is the importance of listening. I’ve seen that great leaders do not take over; rather, great leaders listen and allow team players to have a voice. The best leaders make people feel heard. Without the exposure to this lesson, and many other life-changing experiences within RYLA, I don’t think I would be as successful of a leader as I am today. RYLA has taught me how to be more fearless, more resilient, has connected me with incredible like-minded individuals, and has helped me to become the best version of myself."  --Marissa, RYLA participant & student facilitator
District 7930 RYLA 2019 will be the weekend of May 10-12.  For information about how your club can support high school students in your community, visit the District RYLA page or contact RYLA Chair Christina Harris.