Hit the links with 21st Century Leaders at the historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on October 12, 2016 for the 3rd annual Leaderboard at East Lake. Registration is OPEN! Only 20 foursomes available – and we will sell out!Learn More
Join us for Monday Night Mix, a young professionals event on Monday, September 12th at 5:30pm in Midtown Atlanta, hosted by 21CL Alumni Development Council. Discover your potential as an influencer with our guest speaker,Ryan Shepard, Founder of the Human Capital Theory, while enjoying a curated experience by The Atlanta Beer Boutique and delicious bites from Endive catering.
We are proud to announce the 2016-2017 Youth Ambassadors and Youth Leadership Council members! Great job to all of our students who applied. Take a look at the 41 students who will be representing our organization this school year!Learn More
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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 Mary Carter Van Atta, Teacher (and 21CL Youth Leadership Center Advisor) at Henry W. Grady High School 21st Century Leaders is a unique gem that has provided countless opportunities
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)