2018 RYLA Conference: April 20th - 22nd, 2018


Applications are now being accepted for RYLA 2018 (April 20-22, 2018) Alumni. 

What are my responsibilities as a member of the Alumni? 

If you are selected to attend the next RYLA as an Alumnus, your commitment to the entire Alumni program, including attending all meetings and the entire RYLA Conference, is mandatory. Your actions, attitude, and work ethic will have a significant impact on the entire RYLA team and on the experience of the other RYLArians. Becoming a RYLA Alumnus is an honor and a privilege. As a team, all of the RYLA Alumni play a significant role in the success or failure of the RYLA experience and you should be committed to make the next RYLA the best RYLA ever!

How do I become an Alumnus?  

  1. You must have attended last year's RYLA Conference.
  2. Complete a brief essay describing why you should be selected to be a RYLA Alumnus. Your essay should be one to two pages, double-spaced. Please make sure your file is a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or a plain text file (.txt).
  3. Update your resume and make sure your file is a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or a plain text file (.txt).
  4. Prepare a photo of yourself in JPEG format no larger than 1280x1024.
  5. Fill out the required “Alumni Application,” be sure to attach your essay, resume, and photo; and click on the “Submit” button to email your pre-selection information to the RYLA Alumni Coordinator. The form can be found here: Alumni Application Form.
  6. After clicking Submit, you will need to click the "Printer-friendly version" link at the top right corner to print out the entire Application that appears on your screen. Get all required signatures on the Application, scan the completed Application (including your essay, resume, and photo) to a PDF file, and email the PDF file to the RYLA Alumni Coordinator (email address and other contact information is on the bottom of the Application) as soon as possible. If you do not have access to a scanner, call the RYLA Alumni Coordinator.

The RYLA Alumni Coordinator will notify you of the time and place of your mandatory RYLA Alumni selection interview. Following your interview, the RYLA Alumni Coordinator will advise you of your selection status.