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Rockdale Youth Leadership application deadline Sept. 16
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Rockdale Youth Leadership is calling on all future leaders in the 10th grade to apply for this special leadership program.

The program, which runs September 2013 through April 2014, is open to all sophomores who live in the county.  Through collaboration with the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and the STARS Community Partnership, aspiring youth leaders will have the opportunity to interact with local decision makers and participate in community service activities.  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. 

Students can be nominated for the program by other students, parents, teachers, counselors, administrators or by the student themselves.

For those nominated, the deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 16. Applications are available at the RCPS website, . Students are encouraged to submit their applications electronically.

Applicants must have met the following criteria:

•             Demonstrate leadership potential (school/community)

•             Minimum 2.5 GPA

•             Student in good standing.

•             Willing to participate in community volunteerism.

•             Willing to participate in all sessions after school including some Saturdays.

•             Willing to pursue a school leadership role following participation in the program.

The RYL Class of 2013 will kick-off on Monday, Sept.r 23, with an orientation session at Rockdale Career Academy. 


For more information, contact Jeff Rogers, or 770-388-5677 x 3130, or Susan Paul Smith, or 770-761-1451.