Nominations are now open for our 10th annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards, where 21st Century Leaders and our corporate partners honor and celebrate the top 20 youth leaders from around the state! Only 21CL students are eligible for nominations this year. Deadline to nominate is December 1, 2017.
Are you interested in getting involved in 21st Century Leaders today? Enroll in our newest program, Leadership Connect, our online learning management system where you’ll be connected to a new set of leadership courses and corporate lessons, hands-on activities and exclusive opportunities expanding your leadership skills and career interests for the future. Plus, you will earn points awarding incentives and rewards along the way.
2017 fall summit, Leadership exCHANGE, centered on humanitarianism and leadership, will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 1:30pm-5:00pm at the Center for Civil & Human Rights in downtown Atlanta with keynote speaker, Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the CENTER.
students engaged in community service through YLCs
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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.
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Alumni Spotlight: Charlese Watson Charlese Watson, owner of HoneyBee Studios, participated in the 21st Century Leaders summer leadership institute program at Savannah State University in 2007. Prior to that, she participated in
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Meet Robert Watson of 21st Century Leaders in Decatur 21st Century Leaders was founded by a group of business executives who wanted to get their companies engaged with schools
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)