students served since 1991
GA high schools represented
corporate partners annually
students served per year
students engaged in community service through YACs
of students go on to college
of students face barriers of success
hours of volunteer service by students
minority students served
take on leadership roles after attending 21CL

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.


Goizueta Youth Leadership Summit 2016

February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Day One: #ResponsibilityInc Written by Simran Dhal, Milton High School, Class of 2017, 21CL Youth Ambassador On February 5, 2016, 21st Century Leaders held the first day of it's two day [...]

2016 Georgia Youth Leadership Award Winners Announced

February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Century Leaders Announces Winners of the 2016 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards Top 20 High School Students Selected for Outstanding Leadership (February 3, 2016) Atlanta, GA – 21st [...]

Apply to 21CL – Become a Leader!

January 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Written by Richard Nguyen, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Morrow High School, Class of 2016 After a year of anticipation, it is finally the time that we, 21st Century Leaders, all have been patiently waiting [...]


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, Tax Associate, Windham Brannon (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)