21CL is accepting applications (starting on July 12th) for our 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Team! Students have the opportunity to represent take a larger leadership role within the organization for the entire school year and represent the more than 1,000 students we serve each year. Current 21CL students can apply to become a Youth Ambassador or a Youth Leadership Council member.
It’s been an amazing three weeks of our Summer Leadership Institutes and we’ve been tracking it all on our social media platforms! Be sure to check out our Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat platforms to see all of our students and professionals in action. You can also search #SYLI #EarthCare #TVYMI. Recap videos will be posted soon!
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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.
May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on The Value of Internships: 21CL Senior Advice
Written by Josephine Graves, Class of 2017, Sonoraville High School (Georgia Institute of Technology, Class of 2021) My involvement in 21st Century Leaders has been instrumental in providing me interview
April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Manny Elsar, Jr.
21CL Alumni Spotlight: Manny Elsar, Jr. You wouldn’t know it now, but before participating in 21st Century Leaders, Manny Elsar, Jr. held himself back from talking to the people
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)