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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: Ryan Jackson

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Jackson

Our second alumni spotlight for the month of January is Ryan Jackson who is a student at Howard University and a graduate of Wheeler High School's Wheeler Center for Advanced Studies (2016).

Alumni Spotlight: Abbey Parlier

January 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Abbey Parlier

Abbey Parlier is attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville for her undergraduate degree while at the same time working as a Front Desk Agent for Crowne Plaza Downtown Knoxville. She is a

Alumni Spotlight: Naomi Keitt

December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Naomi Keitt

We are happy to feature 21CL Alumna Naomi Keitt, who is currently an anchor for FOX23 News in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In this alumni spotlight, she shares about how 21st Century Leaders helped

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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