Our revitalized post-pandemic offering of development oppotunities for youth includes leading best-in-class experiences such as:
- Adventures in the Environment, Understanding (Indigenous), High Technology, Citizenship
- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at RKY Camp
- Rotary International Youth Exchanges to 60 countries
- mentoring and support for Interact clubs at local high schools
- "Service Above Self" scholarships awarded to graduating students at high schools the Kingston-area
- Interact clubs at Frontenac and perhaps Ernestown
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (2023)
RYLA is a weekend of leadership training and fun activities for high school students and in 2023 it was back again at RKY Camp on Eagle Lake in Parham. 
About 34 high-school students from around District 7040 got together on the May 23-25 weekend for the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) experience.  The Kingston-area clubs sent 13 students to RYLA this year, including David Polk (pictured here on arrival), a Grade 9 student at Frontenac Secondary School.  Other students from Montreal, Ottawa & the Valley and Eastern Ontario as well as 4 students from Potsdam, NY all enjoyed a great weekend weatherwise to take advantage of the the outstanding amenities at RKY Camp, which complemented an agenda offering leadership development training and exercises for the students.
RYLA 2020
Thanks to Rotarian Paul Elsley 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