SYLI-Logo-2015-transparentSummer Youth Leadership Institute (SYLI) is a week-long dynamic and business-focused leadership development program held the first week of June at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Each day of SYLI, you will explore different facets of the business world and specific industries through hands-on workshops with passionate professionals, networking opportunities and corporate tours. Here’s your chance to be exposed to a variety of career industries and connect with business professionals helping develop your leadership skills for the future.

SYLI Details

Sunday, June 2 – Friday, June 7, 2019

Accepted 21CL students will pay a non-refundable registration fee* of $395.  All other costs for room, board, and program materials are covered by corporate partners and individual donations. 

*Financial aid is available for accepted students. 21CL encourages all interested students to submit their summer application regardless of ability to pay. No student will be turned away based on income or need. If you have any questions, email

Students will reside in the college dorms at Emory University, supervised by 21CL staff.

What to expect



SYLI Requirements

  • Must apply to be a 21st Century Leader and be a rising sophomore, junior or senior high school student in Georgia.
  • Must have some interest in entrepreneurship, business leadership, healthcare or technology.
  • An application, recommendation form, and interview are required.
  • This summer institute is highly competitive. Only 75 students are selected.
Apply to SYLI at Goizueta

All new students must have a counselor, teacher, mentor or youth leader complete the recommendation form below as part of their 21CL application.

Recommendation Form
Current 21CL Student Application Form

Thank you to our 2018 SYLI sponsors