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 23-29, 2017

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 the right to complete an application.

RYLP Application

Applications are due by March 15, 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 2017 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.

2017 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.

Daniel Crupi

Lead Rotarian, 2017 Chief Operating Officer at Greensboro Symphony Orchestra where he Responsible for the development, management, implementation and evaluation of all fundraising, community engagement, finance and artistic operations. Works closely with CEO to formulate annual departmental budgets, manage staff and contract with artists.

Margaret Patterson

Program Lead Margaret graduated Summa cum laude from The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) in 2013 and anticipates the completion of her Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies at UNCG in Spring of 2016. Looking to the future, Margaret plans to actively integrate her passions for early leadership development and peace building.

Mary Beth Kidd

is student, servant, and leader. A senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies she is working in collaboration with the student body. She serves as the President Pro-Tempore of the Student Government Association at UNCW, voicing concerns of her constituents. She is an active member of Roteract Club and Eta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. “Leadership is the intention to inspire others to turn their obstacles into opportunities”.