Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Facilitator?
- A facilitator is a Junior or Senior in high school who attended the RYLA program their Sophomore year: we call these students Group Facilitators (GFs) and Program Facilitators (PFs) respectively.
Each group of 6-7 students will be placed with a Group Facilitator. These GFs will support and guide the students throughout the RYLA weekend.
We recruit between 3 and 6 Program Facilitators each year. PFs are in charge of running RYLA. They were GFs last year and know the ropes, and we entrust them with the “behind the scenes” work.
- Who pays for Facilitators to attend RYLA?
- The cost of Facilitator tuition is shared by all participating clubs. A small portion of each club’s Reservation check is allocated to cover the costs of the Facilitators.
- Do Facilitators have a Sponsor Club?
- Technically no, however they were sponsored by a club their sophomore year, so this is the Rotary club that can (and should!) invite them to a meeting.
- How does someone apply to be a Facilitator?
- In December, the District RYLA Committee sends out an application to all RYLA participants from the previous June. If a student would like to become a Facilitator, they must send in an application. Applications are due in early January. The Committee will then hold a call-back session where we interview the students and select our next year’s Group Facilitators.
Program Facilitators go through a similar process, but are chosen in December from the pool of last year’s GFs.
- How do Facilitators register for RYLA?
- Facilitators will register for RYLA much the same way that students register. We will give you directions on how to do so when you are chosen.
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