Our Junior Board of Directors is excited to announce the creation of the 21CL Giving Circle to support ongoing leadership development and career exploration efforts for students around the state of Georgia!
Join us for our annual golf charity event, Leaderboard at River Club on Tuesday, October 22, 2019! Help us drive our mission to inspire youth to lead by sponsoring a team or hole and supporting 21st Century Leaders. Individual registration also available!
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we are recognizing the top 30 alumni over the last 30 years who are outstanding leaders and doing outstanding community work. Deadline to for alumni to self-nominate or have someone nominate on their behalf is August, 12th at midnight.
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.
June 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Jacque-Corey Cormier
Jacque-Corey Cormier, Ph.D. is our first alumni spotlight for June 2019! A graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School (2006), Morehouse College (2010, Masters), Georgia Southern (2012), and of Georgia State University
May 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Tessa Szalkowski
Alumna Tessa Szalkowski is our first spotlight for May! A graduate of Henry.W.Grady High School (2016) and currently a junior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a
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)