Posted by Susan Wilson on Jul 14, 2015
On Tuesday, July 14, two Rocky Point High School Interact students were guest speakers at the weekly Rocky Point Rotary Club meeting.  Students Pooja Deshpande and Samantha Napoli both attended the  Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) Conference  in April 2015. They shared that the weekend event was life-changing and that they learned so much about community, communication, and team building.  Pictured below from left to right are Pooja Deshpande, Past President Lee McAllister, and Samantha Napoli.
RYLA is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship