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The Northern Kentucky Chamber Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Regional Youth Leadership Class
Deadline to apply is Sunday, March 1, 2020

(Fort Mitchell, KY) – The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Regional Youth Leadership (RYL) Class of 2021.

Students from across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati who will be high school juniors during the 2020-2021 school year are invited to apply for the seven-month program. Throughout the program, students will collaborate with local business and civic leaders to identify, develop, refine, and practice their leadership skills in an effort to become catalysts for change. Each month, students will be presented with new challenges and opportunities for intellectual, creative, social, and personal growth.

“RYL is a unique opportunity for high school students to develop leadership skills and learn more about our community,” said Ann Marie Whelan, Program Director of Regional Youth Leadership. “These students are the next leaders of our region, and this program helps them explore their interests and possibilities for their futures.”

Applicants must be a current sophomore with a minimum GPA of 3.0, demonstrate leadership potential in their school and/or community, have an interest in furthering their knowledge about the region and community leadership, receive approval by their high school principal or guidance counselor, and reside in Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky. Applications are accepted from students in private, public, or home schools.

Additional information and applications for the Regional Youth Leadership program are available online at The RYL Class of 2021 runs September 2020 – March 2021. Applications are due Sunday, March 1, 2020, and accepted students will be notified in May.

To learn more about Regional Youth Leadership visit Sponsors of the program include Chick-fil-A Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Delta, Leadercast, Northern Kentucky University, Regal and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

About Regional Youth Leadership:

Regional Youth Leadership serves the future workforce of our region, specifically high school juniors in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The experiential nature of RYL provides the opportunity for unique collaboration among a diverse group of students from the Tri-State region attending public, private, and home schools in urban, rural, and suburban areas.


About the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Inc., founded in 1969, is the leading business organization in Northern Kentucky. It is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber with nearly 1,500-member companies representing approximately 175,000 employees. The NKY Chamber strives to promote and support the development of strong businesses and a vibrant economy in the Northern Kentucky region, through leadership and advocacy, resulting in a better quality of life for all. Dan Cahill, CEO of HSD Metrics, is the Chair of the Board and Brent Cooper is the President and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Additional information on the NKY Chamber is available at