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Rockdale Youth Leadership Deadline Extended 9/16/16
Posted on 09/12/2016
The Rockdale Youth Leadership (RYL) program is now accepting applications from current sophomores for the 2016-17 year program.

Students must complete the application and have the reference forms completed by a counselor and a coach, teacher, or administrator at their school. The application deadline has been extended to Sept. 16.

Click here to download the RYL application (Word Document).

Rockdale Youth Leadership provides leadership development and community awareness training for 10th grade students in Rockdale County. Through collaboration with the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Rockdale County Public Schools, aspiring youth leaders will have the opportunity to interact with local decision makers and participate in community service activities.  During the program, students will 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. 

A sophomore can be nominated by a student, parent, teacher, counselor, administrator, or by themself to participate in this year’s program.  

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. 

The RYL program is held from September 2016 through May 2017.  Please review the entire RYL application packet to understand all of the requirements. The RYL Class of 2017 will kick-off on Tuesday, September 27, with an orientation session. Parents should attend the orientation session.

The RYL application deadline is Friday, September 16.

Applications may be submitted electronically or as a hard copy.
Hard copy:  To submit a hard copy of the application, complete the form and return it to Tami Maddox, RCPS Work-Based Learning & Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers, GA  30094.  
Electronic copy:  To submit an electronic copy of the application, complete the form, save it with your name in the file name, and e-mail it to Tami Maddox at [email protected].

Be sure that teacher and counselor references are sent in a timely manner, so the person making the reference can complete and return the form by the deadline.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tami Maddox, RCPS Work-Based Learning & Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator, at 678-584-3080 (work cell) or [email protected]

Click here to download the application (Word Document).