YOU’RE INVITED for our 10th annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards on February 24, 2018. Help us celebrate the top 20 youth leaders from around the state while supporting our goal of raising funds for 21st Century Leaders! Learn more about the event and how you can support!
Application & Enrollment to join 21st Century Leaders is NOW OPEN! All GA high school students looking to get involved have the unique opportunity to become a 21CL student by enrolling into Leadership Connect or applying to one of our Summer Leadership Institutes!
Join our students in our #21DaysofLeadership social media campaign in celebration of National Youth Leadership Month! For 21 days straight our students are challenging you to an act of leadership and sharing it on social media from Feb. 2nd – Feb. 22nd, leading up to our Georgia Youth Leadership Awards. Follow us on Instagram (21CLYouth), Twitter (21CLYouth), Facebook and SnapChat (Inspire21CL)!
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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.
Written by Youth Ambassador Tonia Brown, Class of 2018, Eagle's Landing High School Please introduce yourself and your work. My name is Srikar Karra and I am a junior at South
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)