All accepted students into 21st Century Leaders and to our 2018 summer leadership institutes will be invited to attend our mandatory Summer Orientation on Saturday, April 28th from 10am-2pm at Georgia Power! Please SAVE THE DATE, should you be accepted. Decision emails will go out on Monday, April 9th.
Join 21st Century Leaders by applying for one of our summer institutes! Application deadline for SYLI & Turner Voices Youth Media Institute is March 1st, while the deadline for EarthCare is March 18th. All GA high school students who have the potential to become a great leader are encouraged to apply.
Join our newest online learning management system, Leadership Connect! Spring enrollment deadline is Sunday, March 18th! Get involved with 21st Century Leaders today. Take our state-of-the-art leadership courses and career exploration courses, while participating in all 21CL events, perks, and incentives.
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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.
Written by Youth Ambassador & fellow GYLA winner Whitney Williams, Class of 2019, Roswell High School Hi, my name is Sydnie Cobb, and I am a senior at DeKalb Early
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)