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.
Thank you to all the students who have applied for 21CL and for our summer leadership institutes. EMAILS with your decision letter will be sent to both student and a parent no later than Monday, April 9th. Please check your junk or spam mail. If you do not receive an email, please contact our office during normal business hours of 9am-5pm (M-Th).
Join us for Senior Week to see where our graduating seniors are headed next! Follow our social media from May 21 – May 25 for senior highlights, student perspectives, and the release of the 2018 “Let Youth Voices Be Heard” student publication, created by the Youth Leadership Council. Congratulations, Class of 2018!
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March 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: James Nixon
Alumni Spotlight: James Nixon This month's Alumni Spotlight features James Nixon, who shares his reflections on the fundamental leadership skills he gained through participating in 21st Century Leaders' programs in
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)