Call for nominations! 21CL is now accepting nominations of outstanding leadership and impact for the annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards! The top 20 young leaders in Georgia will be honored with recognition and a mini-grant at the awards event on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Any current 21st Century Leaders student is eligible for nomination. Nominations accepted through November 18, 2018.
Do you know a GA high school student who’s interested in getting involved with 21st Century Leaders now? We’re excited to share that enrollment for 21st Century Leaders’ online learning platform, Leadership Connect, is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. Start your leadership journey now, get enrolled today!
Our 6th annual charity golf outing, The Leaderboard at The River Club in Suwanee, Georgia raised over $80,000! A BIG THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors and the 94 players who joined us on October 30th in support of our students and leadership programs we provide!
students engaged in community service through YLCs
of students go on to college
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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.
November 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director Founding Director retires after 29 years; New Executive Director to lead organization into its 30th milestone year of service to Georgia’s
October 30th, 2018|Comments Off on 23 Years of Service: 21CL Board Member Mike Szalkowski
Written by Youth Ambassador Theja Chennubhotla, Class of 2019, South Forsyth High School Mike Szalkowski with a photo collage of pictures from over 20 years of involvement with 21st Century
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)