Do you fit bill for youth leadership course?

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The Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge has one place for a suitable candidate this summer to take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) programme this summer.

The course contains a mixture of physical and mental challenges to allow participants to experience leadership, communication and problem solving skills.

It is an annual course held at a purpose built activity centre in a rural setting and there are two dates.

The first is to run from July 24 to July 29, and the second identical course will run from July 31 to August 5.

Full sponsorship for one person is available through the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge.

The Hebden Bridge Rotary Club’s RYLA co-ordinator said: “The programme activities are conducted by experienced professional instructors who have worked with Rotary for many years.

“Peer and self assessment will be managed with ‘one to one’ feedback from a mentor where personal development is linked directly to course activities.

“Mentors are drawn from business and professional people who are members of Rotary.”

“The course is open to young men and women who are over 16 years and under 18 years on the day the course commences.

“They should have demonstrated leadership potential, have the ability to mix and have self-discipline.

“This course is based on an outdoor theme, but is not an ‘outward bound’ course.

“However a basic level of fitness is required, as is an open and enquiring mind,” he added.

Candidates interested should hand write a short application letter giving your reasons for wishing to undertake the course.

Applications must submitted by March 28, 2016, and will be followed by a selection interview.

The successful applicant will be informed on or before April 10.

Applications should be sent by email to the following address: