Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.

Interact Clubs
Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills and learn about the world through service projects and activities.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYLA is a leadership development program for young people who want to learn new skills, build their confidence, and have fun. Events range from one-day seminars to weeklong camps.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
A week-long camp that takes place every August for youth ages 13- 15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship. The main focus of this camp is to educate youth about marketing, advertising, preparing a cash-flow statement and writing a business plan.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
RYPEN is an annual leadership camp intended for aspiring leaders, aged 13-17, to learn new skills, participate in leadership and teamwork activities, and make new friends in the process!
Rotex fills the gap after Rotary Youth Exchange. After returning home, many students miss their lives abroad.Rotex helps keep the international connections going.

The Free Reading Program

The Free Reading Program
Is free for students in need and sponsored by donors who want to help make a change. Our program provides learners in reading levels K-6 with a comprehensive online studying tool, designed to reinforce fundamental reading skills. With over 3,500 activities accessible online, our program is used by over 300,000 students in 185 countries. 

Recent Youth Program History & Participants


Adventures in Citizenship

  • 2018-19 rep is Kayam Khalfan
  • 2017-18 rep is Emily Jungread her presentation
  • 2016-17 rep is Khalil Mulji
  • 2015-16 rep is Jacob Birney
  • 2014-15 rep is Tatiana Pratt
  • 2013-14 rep is Devin Atkin
  • 2012-13 rep is Breanna Owen
  • 2011-2012 rep is Carol McNaughton

Ambassadorial Scholarship

4-Way Test

  • 2012 participants Khalid Keshavjee, Sandra Ma, and Yuting Pan
  • 2011 participants Ariel Sie Mah, Humza Riaz, and Kiram Kurji

RYLA   (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

  • 2019 presentation by participants and counsellors.
  • 2018 Annual Conference, read the report from councillors Khalid Keshavjee and Alisha Kurji.
  • 2017 Azra Jeraj, Kenzie Benesh, Hannah Tarasco, Lauren Simpson, and Lori Mattei
  • 2016 Elizabeth Chima, Jewels-Rose Pigott, Edvin Kurian, Evin Kurian, Ruiji Pan, and Alyssa Chow
  • 2015 Tatiana Pratt, Kayla Nguyen, Nareesa Karmali, Aman Kurji, Amelia McGill, and Catherine Heger
  • 2011 Anamjit Singh Sivia and Andra Bosilca
  • 2010 Sadiq Valliani
  • 2009 Joe Crawford and Ross Chaudhry

RYPEN   (Rotary Youth Programme for Enrichment)

2016 RYPEN Leadership Conference attendees Sunday James and Tiara Evans with Terry Felton


YEX   (Youth Exchange Programme)