Goizueta Youth Leadership Summit (GYLS) is one of 21CL’s intensive two-day leadership training experiences. Held in February, GYLS exposes 21st Century Leaders’ students to a new set of leadership workshops, networking opportunities and social activities with peers and professionals.

Day 1: One of our corporate partners and business professionals deliver a robust program that teaches essential leadership and business skills and provides industry-specific networking opportunities and workshops to students. The 2019 summit theme is “Georgia Arts on My Mind,” exploring the careers, talents, and leadership of the arts and entertainment industry in Georgia. Keynote speaker Lee Thomas, the Deputy Commissioner for Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment will kick off the day with insight about the business of entertainment in Georgia.

Day 2: Students learn various layers of business and entrepreneurship skills through hands-on experiences and mentorship from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University’s student-led community service group, Goizueta Gives. Students work in teams to problem-solve like the MBA students do, coming up with a creative business solution to a topical case study.

2019 GYLS Details

DATE: Friday, February 8th – Saturday, February 9th, 2019


Two-Day Attendance-$90-$130 based on rooming preference

Two-Day or One-Day Attendance w/no overnight hotel-$50


Friday at the Georgia Film Academy on the campus of Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville, GA

Saturday at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, GA

*21CL provides charter bus transportation between event locations and hotel for students staying overnight

HOTEL STAY: Ramada Plaza Capitol Park | Atlanta, GA


21CL students stay overnight in Atlanta, but spend their days on the campuses of the Georgia Film Academy (Friday) and Emory University, Goizueta Business School (Saturday)

2019 GYLS Weekend Snapshot


2019 GYLS Details

DATE: Friday, February 8th – Saturday, February 9th

TIME: Friday (Check-In) 10:00am – Saturday (Check-Out) 4:00pm


  • Package A (Both days, hotel room with 3 other students/2 queen beds)$90
  • Package B (Both days, hotel room with 1 other student/2 queen beds)$130
  • Package C (Friday and/or Saturday day sessions, no hotel)$50

STUDENTS: Only 21st Century Leaders students eligible to attend


Click the link below to view a list of items to bring if you will be staying overnight at the hotel!

What to Bring – 2019

Thank you to our GYLS sponsors and partners