Calling all 21CL Seniors (Class of 2017): It’s time to highlight your accomplishments and “brag” about yourself. Be sure to submit your future endeavors, accomplishments, and a headshot by Friday, May 5th to be featured in our student publication “Let Youth Voices Be Heard: Senior Edition.” 21CL Seniors will be highlighted in this online publication, across our social media channels, and e-newsletters!
We are excited to share that we have accepted our 240 students for our summer leadership institutes! We can’t wait to see everyone at our student summer orientation this weekend! If you have questions regarding the summer program or our summer orientation, please call our office at 404-373-7441.
Sponsorships are now available for 5th annual charity golf outing, Leaderboard at East Lake! Now’s your chance to not only support 21st Century Leaders and our student programs, but to also play at the historic and private East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on Wednesday, October 11, 2017! Only 16 foursomes remain, so be sure to secure your team today!
students engaged in community service through YLCs
of students go on to college
of students face barriers of success
hours of volunteer service by students
minority students served
take on leadership roles after attending 21CL
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.
March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Natasha Walker
21CL Alumni Spotlight: Natasha Walker Natasha Walker participated in two summer leadership institutes in high school. She attended EarthCare at Berry College in 2009 and the Summer Leadership Institute at Georgia
March 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Walker
21CL Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Walker As a student, Natalie attended the Summer Leadership Institute at Georgia Southern University in 2009 and 2010, and EarthCare at Berry College in 2011, where she
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, Tax Associate, 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 Production Manager, CNN (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)