Rotary Youth Leadership Academy 

Friday, May 29 to Sunday May 31, 2020
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of
Kingston, Frontenac & the Rotaract Clubs of Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston
RYLA Club Registration
Student Selection Deadline - Apr. 27 
Rotary Clubs planning on sending one, two or three delegates
to the program should click on this link
to register. 
What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) is a unique opportunity for high school students to gain insight and knowledge in life and leadership skills. The academy features guest leaders, small group problem solving and self reflection which lead to enhanced leadership skills. Based on their academy experience, many graduates change their career objectives or educational plans. 
District 7040 Rotary Clubs sponsor one to three students (ages 15-17) to attend this Youth Leadership Academy that gives them a memorable and potentially life-changing experience.
What do students experience at the Youth Leadership Academy?
Students mix and mingle with other high school students from Quebec, Ontario and Northern New York. This provides them with a unique opportunity to learn about different communities and cultures. They also learn about themselves, their values, as well as having fun. Students come away from the experience having developed a program for implementation in their school or community and many new friendships.
Where does the Youth Leadership Academy take place and how do I get there?
This year's conference will happen online using Zoom, Google Classroom and other virtual platforms and activities. The online link will be provided closer to the start date once all students are registered. 
If you have any questions or would like to chat with someone about this opportunity, please call Paul Elsley, District Chair of the RYLA program, at (613) 449-8854 or email him at
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