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Registration is now open for
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders, May 14-15, 2021!

Students: Click here to register!

Rotary Clubs: Click here to register!

Registration deadline is Friday, April 23. Don't delay—register today!

What is the RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders?

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program organized and facilitated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of youth, who are invited to participate based on their leadership potential and are sponsored by Rotary Clubs, participate in this amazing program. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants. The format of the event varies from district to district, but commonly takes the form of a seminar, workshop, or camp where the participants learn, discuss, and practice leadership skills.
In District 6330, our RYLA program is known as the RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders. It is a weekend seminar usually held at Western University in London, Ontario. This year, however, it will be virtual! Our seminar is devoted to enhancing and expanding the leadership skills and abilities of the next generation of leaders in communities throughout the District. Students are provided with a range of new experiences, tools, and perspectives through icebreakers, group discussions, amazing guest speakers, and other interactive activities that engage and nurture their inner leader! 
This year's event will be held on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, 2021, via Zoom. The agenda is still being finalized, but the seminar will run from approximately 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. While this year's virtual experience will certainly be different from our in-person conferences, we know it'll be no less interesting, fun, and engaging for our participants!
 RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
  • Recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.
  • Most RYLA programs cover the following topics:
    • Fundamentals of leadership
    • Ethics of positive leadership
    • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
    • Problem-solving and conflict management
    • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
    • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Elements of community and global citizenship
Each year, students create lifelong friends from across District 6330. They are introduced to other Rotary youth programs, including Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange, and learn how they can stay involved with Rotary in their community after the seminar—they expand their horizons both inside and outside the organization!


Rotary Clubs can pay the registration fee for the students they are sponsoring by e-transfer or cheque. Send your e-transfers to or mail your cheques to:
RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders
c/o Heather Macdonald
171 Deveron Cres
London ON N5Z 4J7
If you have questions about RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders, please email