St. Lawrence college


Rotary Youth Leadership Academy 

Friday, June 8th to Sunday June 10th, 2018
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of
Kingston, Frontenac & Napanee
100 Portsmouth Ave.
Kingston, Ontario
K7T 5A6
To DOWNLOAD the Club Checklist, CLICK HERE
RYLA 2018 Club Registration
Rotary Clubs planning on sending one, two or three delegates
to the June 2018 program should click on this link
to register. Payment in full is due by
 the 9th of March, 2018.
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?
The conference takes place at St. Lawrence College in Kingston along the shores of Lake Ontario. Students stay in the college’s dorm suites for three days. The program culminates with a graduation and awards ceremony at the college.
Transportation for students is the responsibility of the sponsoring club. Nearby clubs sometimes share this responsibility to save costs and workload.
If you have any questions or would like to chat with someone about this opportunity, please call Joan Patterson, Registrar of the RYLA program, at (613) 539-1702 or email Joan at
RYLA 2016 Video
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