Posted by Chris Raw
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a weeklong residential leadership program for young people aged 18 to 25. It is held at Camp Getaway at Axedale on November 27th – December 23rd. It focuses on personal growth, leadership development and community. 
A little bit about our candidate (Samuel Philp) who has been accepted for the Camp.
"I’m incredibly excited to be accepted into RYLA. It is an amazing opportunity and I’m looking forward to the camp! 
I’m a third year Bachelor of Arts (advanced honours) student at Deakin University and I’m completing a double major in philosophy and creative writing.
Professionally, I have three jobs: I’m an assistant grants writer, a private primary and secondary school tutor and I’m the co-founder of a local community sports organisation called Downball Australia. I’ve completed a number of internships for NFP organisations including: The Hush Foundation, Ambulance Victoria and Kindred Spirits".
On the personal front, I’m a very physically active person - I play basketball and mixed netball every week. I love my labradoodle, Rose the Dog, and I’m also quite interested in literature and philosophy.