Rockdale Youth Leadership application due October 9, 2020
Rockdale Youth Leadership logoSeptember 17, 2020

The Rockdale Youth Leadership (RYL) program is now accepting applications until Friday, October 9, 2020.  RYL, 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.

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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.

Please review the entire RYL application packet at to understand all of the requirements.

The RYL application deadline is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020.

For more information, contact Deborah Neason at or email your school's RYL contact:

Ms. Nancy Turney – Heritage High School,
Ms. Tami Maddox – Rockdale Career Academy, 
Mr. DJ Youngblood – Rockdale County High School, 
Ms. Tanya Cobb – Rockdale Magnet School, 
Ms. Candice Anderson – Salem High School.

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