My job allows me to visit a lot of Alaska on a yearly basis. I wanted to capture the trips in one location!

Working with 70 amazing youth and adults at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership)

on April 2, 2012

March 29/30

After a week at home (which included our June Nelson Scholarship selection day and our Fly-In where board members come to Juneau to talk to their legislators), I was off and running again.  This trip was to Kenai where I would have the honor of working with some amazing young leaders in this state!  I have helped with the Rotary Youth Leadership 7 out of the last 9 years, missing one when Harry and I were out of the country on our Panama Canal Cruise and the other last year when I tore my ACL.

This years group was one of the best ever!  I had a great time with them AND I was so exhausted when I arrived home on Friday night that Saturday was almost a bust… but I have recovered and am enjoying a beautiful spring day here.

Kenai/Soldotna are about a 3.5 hour drive south of Anchorage and about a 20 minute flight, I opted for the flight.  RYLA was held at a camp in the woods right off the main highway, but if felt like we were hours away from civilization.  On Thursday we started off with hours of getting to know each to know one another activities.  Within no time the youth and adult volunteers were laughing, talking and having a great time.

Friday was full of more content workshops on personality styles, diversity, ethical decision making and defining a leader.  The pictures I have posted are from the activity on Building a Leader.

Though both days were in the high 40’s there is still a lot of snow as you can see in the pics.

A good time was had by all.

One response to “Working with 70 amazing youth and adults at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership)

  1. Savanah says:

    Hey guys my family and I are on a giant boat to Nantucket it is so cool and I can’t wait to tell u more!!! I am excited to c the whales;)!!! Love u guys and your conference sounded awesome!! I’m going to a youth conference lead by college students at Taylor university in Indianna:)


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