The two students we sponsored to attend RYLA training in June spoke with us about their experiences. Kayla Archambault and Andrew Houle, both sophomores at Tantasqua Regional High School, were very impressed with the content of the 3-day training weekend held at Fitchburg State University. They spoke about several of the exercises in which all 190 attendees participated. One exercise in particular was how students in school and employees in the workplace seem driven to be the best and to get ahead no matter who they “run over” to achieve what they want. Along the way we seem to have lost the value of mutual support, collaboration, attention to and respect for others – all of which would make us all more productive which would benefit a common goal. Our drive to excel at technology has also diminished our personal interaction skills.
Kayla and Andrew gave an impressive presentation and both have committed to serving as facilitators at the RYLA training session next year. We are confident these two students will have a bright and successful future!