Now accepting nominations for the 2020 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards! Any current 21st Century Leaders student is eligible for nomination by any non-relative. Winners will be honored at the GYLA event on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. Nomination deadline is November 24th.
Join 21st Century Leaders now or just continue to develop your leadership skills with us through our online learning platform, Leadership Connect. Enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 school year — or take advantage and enroll for the rest of your high school career! Earn incentives and rewards, discover your leadership skills, and connect with students all across the state!
Our Junior Board of Directors is excited to announce the creation of the 21CL Giving Circle to support ongoing leadership development and career exploration efforts for students around the state of Georgia!
21CL collaborates with business and professional leaders to connect, transform and inspire Georgia high school students to become the next generation of leaders through training and hands-on experiences.
October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Amara Tennessee
Amara Tennessee is our first Alumni Spotlight for the month of October, She is a graduate of Roswell High School (2015) and currently a senior at Georgia College & State University,
21st Century Leaders gave me the most unique and wonderful experiences that to this day I consider my favorite. 21st Century Leaders has been the catalyst for many of the endeavors I took on my junior and senior years in high school and all four years of college. I have great comfort knowing I have them as a support system, and I know they will continue to be there for me throughout the years
Maria Flores Blackburn, CPA, Tax Senior, Smith & Howard (21CL Alumni)
I really enjoyed participating in the summer programs, which provided excellent opportunities to build business and teamwork skills and network with influential members of the Georgia business community as well as with other motivated high school students. I believe that the program provided a great foundation for my career in teaching me the value of networking and instilling in me the importance of being a team-oriented player in the workplace.
Ben Bryant, Assistant General Counsel, InComm (21CL Alumni 1999)
Learning to network at 16 years old definitely impacted my future. Instead of just collecting business cards like my college friends did, I was building meaningful relationships. I got a full time, corporate job immediately after graduating from college, and even though I was young, I’m sure it was because of the confidence I gained by working with professionals early on
Brandi Harrison, Senior Manager of Production Operations and Crewing, Turner (21CL Alumni 1997)
“21st Century Leaders impacted my life in several ways in high school. Because of my experience with 21st Century Leaders, I felt very comfortable with getting involved in leadership positions in college and beyond, such as serving as President of the Student Government Association at Georgia State University.”
Marcus Kernizan, Consultant, Accenture (21CL Alumni 2009)