The Russian-Speaking Youth Leadership Conference

RSYLC sign

19th Annual  -  May 5, 2015 @ Clackamas Community College


The theme for this year's conference is:

“Building Something Great Together” - 

Созидаем прекрасное вместе.

2015 Registration Packet

2015 Conference Flier

2015 Letter to Sponsors 

2015 RSYLC Planning Committee Meetings Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 20th from 3:30-5:00pm at Rice school**, room 5 
  • Tuesday, February 17th from 3:30-5:00pm at Rice school, room 5
  • Tuesday, March 17th from 3:30-5:00pm at Rice school, room 5
  • Tuesday, April 7th from 3:30-5:00pm at Rice school, room 5
  • Tuesday, April 21st from 3:30-5:00pm at Rice school, room 5
  • Monday, May 4th from 3:00-6:00pm at Clackamas Community College*


*Clackamas Community College (19600 Molalla Ave. Oregon City, OR 97045)


** Rice School (6433 NE Tillamook St., Portland, OR 97213)

18th Annual  -  Апрril 29, 2014 @ Clackamas Community College


The theme for this year's conference is:

"Believe and Achieve!"

"Вера в себя-путь к успеху!"

2014 Registration Packet

2014 Conference Flier

2014 Letter to Sponsors 




17th Annual  - Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 @ Clackamas Community College


The theme for this year's conference is:

идерами не рождаются, лидерами становятся!" 
"No one is born a leader, you become one!"



2012 RSYLC


Sixteenth Annual  - April 27th, 2012 @ Clackamas Community College

The theme for this year's conference is:

"Курс на успех"

"Navigating to success"







Fifteenth Annual  - May 3rd, 2011 @ Concordia University

          The theme for this year's conference is: "Take a Stand and Speak Out" / "Отстаивай свои принципы!"

2011 Registration Packet   -   Planning Committee members


2011 Program in PDF

"Navigating to Success"

Fourteenth Annual  - May 3rd, 2010


        2010 Annual Russian-Speaking Youth Leadership Conference is committed to addressing the concerns and needs of Russian-Speaking students and to helping each student reach his/her fullest potential. The purpose of this conference is to promote youth leadership within the Russian-Speaking community in Oregon and SW Washington. Conference themes include: leadership and career development, cultural heritage, staying in school and after school activities.

         Over the last fourteen years the conference served an instrumental role in bringing the Russian-speaking youth together to discuss challenges and develop meaningful opportunities and ways to address them on the community wide level via youth, parent, school and other community involvement. Past participants have included high school students from Portland Public Schools, Centennial, David Douglas, Parkrose, Gresham, Milwaukie, Silverfalls, Woodburn, Beaverton, Vancouver, Washington, Salem and other school districts. This year we expect at least 400 young people and guests from various parts of Oregon and SW Washington to participate in the event.

         The conference is endorsed by the Portland Public Schools, Concordia University, City of Portland, Multnomah County, Slavic Youth of America, Impact Northwest, IRCO, AT&T and other community and business partners.


A full 2010 program PDF is available here. (14mb)

Thirteenth Annual  - May 5th, 2009


          For the past twelve years Russian-speaking students from many Oregon schools have come together for this meaningful and memorable event. The conference began in 1997 with a small group of Portland Public School students. It has now grown to include schools from Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas & Marion Counties in Oregon and from Vancouver, Washington. This year there are 14 high schools represented and more than 250 student participants. This is the largest Russian-Speaking Youth Leadership Conference in the United States of America.


          The conference theme this year is "Living in a Multicultural Community." The primary goal of the conference is to show you how many careers options and opportunities are possible after high school. We hope that the knowledge gained here will help you feel confident in your future life and proud of your native language and culture.


A full 2009 program PDF can be seen here. A high quality version (38mb) is available here.