World-class leadership skills for rising high school junior and seniors in a residential college setting.

Greensboro Rotary and District 7690

The Rotary Club of Greensboro is one of the earliest Rotary clubs, founded in January 1917. Our membership includes a broad cross-section of our community and spans a range of ages, backgrounds, interests, and occupations. Our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.

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The Center for Creative Leadership

For more than four decades, The Center has leveraged the power of leadership to transform individuals, teams, entire organizations and societies to achieve what matters most to them — with results that are powerful, measurable, and enduring.

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Guilford College

Guilford College, the location of RYLP, is a liberal arts school in Greensboro, North Carolina providing tomorrow’s leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences, and global perspectives to actively create change in the world.

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Information for High School Students

July 22-28, 2018

Since 1983, Rotary and the Center for Creative Leadership have been hosting some of Central North Carolina’s top rising junior and senior high school students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Program at Guilford College.

World-class leadership skills.Learn about yourself through a variety assessments and real-world interactive sessions. Engage with teams while experiencing different leadership styles.

Meet new friends.Join about fifty top high school leaders from across central North Carolina.

Experience a residential college setting. As you get a glimpse of what college life will be like.

College Counselors guide your experience.Throughout the week you engage with graduates of RYLP in a casual, interactive setting.

2018 Application for High School Attendees.Click the button to complete an application.

RYLP Application

Applications are due by March 31, 2018.

RYLP Facebook Page

Forms for Accepted High School Attendees.The four forms to the right are required to be printed and signed by you and, in places, your parents.

Click on each button, print, and sign.

Information for Counselors

Counselors serve and gain valuable insights as a leadership internship.

Counselor Information

Serving as a counselor at RYLP can be a wonderful experience. There are terms and conditions, and mandatory attendance dates.

Download and complete the Counselor Application by clicking the button below.

Dates: July 20th – July 28th 2018
**Mandatory counselor training day on Saturday July 21st

2018 RYLP Counselor Application

Information for Rotarians

In Rotary, it’s Service Above Self. Here are some ways to connect through RYLP.

Rotary Club of Greensboro Volunteer Opportunities

Rotarians, there are two dozen ways for you to serve, connect, and make a difference through RYLP. Sign up for a chance to positively influence a future leader.

  • Career Lunch Mentor
  • Throw an Ice Cream Party
  • Attend a Pizza Party

Coming in early 2018

Rotary District 7690 Information

Youth Service is Rotary’s “Fifth Avenue of Service.” It recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

District Drop in Opportunities during RYLP

Any Rotarian from District 7690 is welcome to witness RYLP in action at Guilford College. Call the Greensboro Rotary office for more information.

More about District 7690

RYLP Leadership Team

RYLP is the work of virtually all volunteer leaders. The 49 clubs of Rotary District 7690 assist with the applications and sponsorship of the high school Delegates. The Rotary Club of Greensboro takes the lead providing much of the volunteers during the camp week. The Center for Creative Leadership delivers the program.

Stephen Miller

Steven Miller, OD

Lead Rotarian, 2018 Miller Vision Specialties. Dr. Steven Miller is an optometrist and Greensboro native. He attended NC State University and Salus University optometry school, and began his practices at his parents office, Miller Vision Specialties. He also practices a subspecialty of eye care called vision therapy, which helps kids with eye-tracking and vision disorders at the Vision Development Center of Greensboro. Outside of eye-care he enjoys playing golf, hiking, camping, and watching Carolina Panthers and NC State football.

Jayke Hamill

Jayke Hamill

Center for Creative Leadership® Program Lead . 2018 Jayke Hamill For more than 5 years, Jayke has been responsible for building the capacity of both youth and adults in areas of community leadership, healthy relationships, diversity & inclusion, and social change. Originally forming these passions as a community organizer and undergraduate student leader, Jayke has since continued to advance his skillsets at the Center for Creative Leadership® where he works interdependently across the sectors of nonprofit, higher education, and other youth-serving organizations. His professional competencies are characterized most prominently by the increasing levels of accountability and success within the areas of experiential design, development, management, delivery, and evaluation of leadership and community engagement programs for underserved populations.

Patrick Nail

Patrick Nail

Lead Counselor, 2018, Earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Winston-Salem State University in May 2016, Patrick now works as an Exceptional Children’s teacher for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system, in addition to serving as the Sports Coordinator for the Stokes Family YMCA. “Leading others to discover who they are and what drives them is a passion of mine, and I believe that it is through effective leadership that we can inspire those around us and make a lasting, positive difference in the world.”