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RYL application due August 27, 2021
Rockdale Youth Leadership logoThe Rockdale Youth Leadership (RYL) program is a collaboration of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rockdale County Public Schools, provides leadership development and community awareness training for 10th grade students in Rockdale County and is held from September through May.

Aspiring youth leaders have the opportunity during the program to interact with community leaders, local elected officials, and school administrators to enhance their awareness of community needs and resources. Through interactive workshops, special tours, and community service projects, RYL participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become confident, caring leaders in their community and respective schools.

Participating students must be nominated by another student, parent, teacher, counselor, administrator, or by themself to participate in this year’s program.  Students must complete the application and have the reference forms completed by a counselor and a coach, teacher, or administrator at their school.

To be nominated for participation in RYL, students must have met the following criteria:

•    Demonstrate leadership potential. (school/community)
•    Minimum 2.5 GPA.
•    Student in good standing with clear attendance and behavior records. (We review high school attendance and discipline reports.)
•    Willing to participate in community service activities.
•    Willing to participate in all sessions after school including some Saturdays.
•    Willing to pursue a school leadership role following participation in the program.
•    Complete the application in its entirety.

For more information, contact Deborah Neason at dneason@rockdale.k12.ga.us

The RYL program is held from September 2021 through March 2022. RYL Class of 2022 will kick-off on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with an orientation session. Accepted students must attend the orientation session along with at least one parent.

Applications DUE FRIDAY AUGUST 27, 2021. To obtain an application, visit www.rockdaleschool.org/RYL.

For questions or more information, contact your RYL contact at each high school:
HHS - Ms. Turney,
RCA - Ms. Maddox,
RCHS - Mr. Youngblood,
RMSST - Ms. Harris,
SHS - Ms. Anderson.


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Image of flyer with Rockdale Youth Leadership logo, says “Attention 10th Graders: Rockdale Youth Leadership Now Accepting Applications! Rockdale Youth Leadership (RYL) provides leadership development and community awareness training for 10th grade students in Rockdale County Public Schools. Through interactive workshops, special tours, and community service projects, RYL participants will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become confident, caring leaders in their community and schools. To apply for participation in RYL, students must have met the following criteria: •             Demonstrate leadership potential. (school/community) •             Minimum 2.5 GPA. •             Student in good standing with clear attendance and behavior records. (We review high school attendance and discipline reports.) •             Willing to participate in community service activities. •             Willing to participate in all session including some Saturdays. •             Willing to pursue a school leadership role following participation in the program. •             Complete the application in its entirety. The RYL program is held from September 2021 through March 2022. RYL Class of 2022 will kick-off on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with an orientation session. Please see the calendar inside for details. (Dates subject to change.) Accepted students must attend the orientation session along with at least one parent. Applications DUE FRIDAY August 27, 2021. To obtain an application, visit www.rockdaleschool.org/RYL. For questions or more information, contact your RYL contact at each high school: HHS - Ms. Turney   //   RCA - Ms. Maddox   //   RCHS - Mr. Youngblood  //  RMSST - Ms. Harris   //   SHS - Ms. Anderson”