Youth Programs


Rotary Youth Leadership Academy 

Participants mix and mingle for a unique opportunity to learn about different communities and cultures. They also learn about themselves, their values, as well as having fun. This leads participants to gain insight and knowledge in life skills. Based on their conference experience, many graduates change their career objectives or educational plans. Held in upstate New York. (RYLA) – provides future leaders a unique opportunity to gain insight and knowledge on the following Life Skills: Leadership Basics, Business Ethics, Communication, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Personal Strengths evaluation and Community Citizenship.

    Ages 15 – 17
    Dates: June 25TH – 27TH (2016)
    2015 Location: Paul Smith’s College on St. Regis Lake in the Adirondacks

Adventures in History

This program immerses the student in what makes history important for today and how it is kept alive. This year participants, working in small teams, will help assess youth justice through the ages by analyzing an important case and present findings to the group. Information will be gathered and prepared for your proposal by meeting with and interacting with professionals who are also challenged with this very same issue. Held in Kingston.

    Grade 10 and 11
    Dates: September 28-30
    Location: Kingston ON

Adventures in High Tech

A program for those interested in exploring a potential career in the exciting world of High Technology. The program assists participants in making more informed career decisions. The program involves many local, prominent businesses and industries who have agreed to guide the students with 'hands-on' learning opportunities, not only in the world of computers, but also in other disciplines using Hi-Tech applications to push the envelope in their respective fields. Held in Ottawa.

    Grade 11 and 12
    Dates: October 16-20
    Location: Ottawa ON

Adventures in the Environment

Field biology and environmental science with the scientists of the St. Lawrence Institute of Environmental Sciences. Participants engage in hands-on environmental science activities such as fish identification and measurement, lab work, plant and invertebrate study, a visit to Laflèche bat-caves and daily conversation with the technicians and scientists who work at the Institute. Held in Cornwall.
    Age: at least 16 with 2 years of high school science

    Dates: September 12 - 15
    Location: Cornwall ON

Adventures in Citizenship

A unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together and gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Participants learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Held in Ottawa. 

    Age: 16 – 18
    Dates: May 2017
    Location: Ottawa ON

Youth Programs