students served since 1991
GA high schools represented
corporate partners annually
students served per year
students engaged in community service through YLCs
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.


New Board Member Bridges Holmes

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on New Board Member Bridges Holmes

Interviewed & Written by NiaRae Allen, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Wheeler High School, Class of 2018 I had the pristine pleasure to interview Mr. Bridges Holmes, one of our newest Board of Directors. Mr.

New Board Member Danette Johnson

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on New Board Member Danette Johnson

Interviewed by Jestini Jordan, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Rockdale County High School, Class of 2018 I had the honor of interviewing one of the newest members to the Board of Directors, Ms. Danette Johnson.

Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills

Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills This month's Alumni Spotlight features Brent Gills, who is currently an MA in Management/MIM student at Wake Forest University and founder of The Gills Consulting Group. Brent graduated


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)