Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program registration now open


The Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs is thrilled to announce that registration for the upcoming Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program is now open. 

The deadline to submit your application is April 19 at 6 p.m.

RYLA is a workshop organized and sponsored by Rotary District 5470 for future leaders in Pagosa Springs currently in grades 10 and 11. Participants are selected for their leadership potential to attend an all-expense-paid, hands-on experiential program designed to foster and strengthen leadership skills, self-confidence, community-building skills and character. 

RYLA provides a memorable and unique opportunity to learn, grow and have fun while making lasting friendships and connections.

This year RYLA will be held at the Colorado Mountain College in beautiful Leadville June 13-16. Transportation will also be provided.

The Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs is comprised of community leaders who are passionate about and committed to taking decisive actions that address and solve real-world issues both at a local and global level. As part of this commitment, we are devoted to nurturing our local future leaders by providing opportunities for our youth to garner the skills necessary to achieve their dreams and aspirations while also being active, contributing members of our community.

Not only will the selected youth be given the opportunity through RYLA to learn valuable leadership skills such as conflict resolution, public speaking and working effectively as a team — they will also make lasting connections with some of the most influential leaders in the area and have the opportunity to forge meaningful relationships with members of the Rotary and other local future leaders.

This program, therefore, is perfect for a future leader currently in grades 10 or 11 who truly wishes to make a lasting impact in their community both here in Pagosa Springs and beyond.

For more information about the application process or to apply, interested and eligible youth can reach out to Cindi Galabota by text at (970) 903-9860 or via email to

For general information about RYLA, please go to

We look forward to welcoming all future leaders interested in this program and providing them with this unique and exciting opportunity.