Rotary International Youth Exchange Program
This is a tremendous opportunity for young people, ages 15-18, to immerse themselves in another culture for up to one year.  Although COVID has put this program on the back burner for the last two years, it is our hope that the Kingston Frontenac Rotary club will get involved in this again when the green light for travel burns bright.  
Young people who are interested in this program complete an application and are interviewed to determine suitability for this opportunity.  They are prepared for a year abroad through training sessions with previous "Exchangees" and Rotarians.  They spend a year in another country, attending school and being hosted by 2-4 different host families for 3-4 months each.  They are sponsored by the host country's Rotary club.  By the end of the year, the student is generally fluent in another language and well-acquainted with another culture.  When they return home, they have the chance to share their stories with the next group of outbound students as well as the students visiting from abroad.  
In the past, our club has hosted many students from such countries as Brazil, Denmark, Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong.  The experience enriches not just the students but the host families and all who interact with the visitors.
Incoming Students:
Outgoing Students:
Global Scholarships:
Adventures Programs:
Other Scholarships:
St-Lawrence College:
Our club also provides annual scholarships to students of St. Lawrence College to help them pursue their dreams.
Laura Davies was one of our recipient from St. Lawrence College.
Local High Schools:
The Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac is proud to provide a number of scholarships to local high school students that are demonstrating the desire and abilities to make changes in their communities.
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYLA is a week-end of leadership training and fun activities for high school students. The RYLA week-end for Rotary District 7040 has been held in Kingston in 2018, 2019, and again this year in 2020. The Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac is proud to have been able to sponsor a number of local high school students for this amazing week-end.
RYLA 2022
RYLA 2020 - 2021
Thanks to Rotarian Paul Ellsley from the Rotary Club of Kingston and Rotaract members from Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal for putting together an online RYLA for 2020 on 29-31 May. This edition was held online due to the COVID-19 social distancing rules. Despite the challenges, there was a large number of participants and all were excited about the friends they met and what they were able to learn and accomplish during this extraordinary week-end.
RYLA 2018 - 2019