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Inspiring Youth To Lead

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.

FROM OUR BLOG

Alumni Spotlight: Derik Guyton

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Derik Guyton

Derik Guyton is our first alumni Spotlight for the month of December. He works as IT Support Specialist Level II at TSYS Midtown Atlanta. He is a graduate of Langston Hughes

Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Benford

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Benford

Taylor Benford is our second Alumni Spotlight for November 2018! She works as a Senior Consulting Analyst at Accenture  and is a graduate of Howard University (2016) and of Whitefield Academy (2012).

21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director

November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director Founding Director retires after 29 years; New Executive Director to lead organization into its 30th milestone year of service to Georgia’s

TESTIMONIALS

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)

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