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7 02, 2018

Srikar Karra: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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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 Forsyth High School. I started my own chess coaching service called ‘Insight Chess Academy.' I teach chess lessons for children 3-4 times a week

4 03, 2017

Alvin Winston, II: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Javaris Askin, Class of 2017, Westlake High School “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm. Alvin Winston, II, a senior at Charles R. Drew Charter School, lives by this quote and it isn’t easy to tell him NO. He is an

3 03, 2017

Jordan Purcell: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Alvin Winston, II, Class of 2017, Charles R. Drew Charter School Each year, 21st Century Leaders honors the amazing work of 20 Georgia students for the impact they make in their schools and communities through the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards.  Through 21st Century Leaders’ Leadership Connect program, and the 2015 Summer Youth

3 03, 2017

Veda Balaji: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  John Jardin, Class of 2017, Hillgrove High School When we think of leaders, we often think about those grandiose figures who jumpstarted a national movement for equal rights such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. We think of men and women who advocate for the less fortunate, offer

2 03, 2017

21CL Reaches Thousands during National Youth Leadership Month

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HOW WE ROCKED NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP MONTH February was National Youth Leadership Month and our student-led #21DaysofLeadership social media campaign. Keep reading to find out how our students, alumni and YOU, our partners and volunteers, celebrated youth leadership all month long and the impact we made!   STUDENTS/VOLUNTEERS ENGAGED in live leadership events/training RAISED for

28 02, 2017

Amal Bhatnagar: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Keila Noel, Class of 2019, Union Grove High School Hello fellow 21st Century Leaders! I have the honor of introducing you to one of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners, Amal Bhatnagar. Many of you may not know about it this 20 under 20 award that 21st Century Leaders'

25 02, 2017

Lauren Smith: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Skylar Nicholson, Class of 2017, Central Education Center Lauren Smith is an incredible young leader. She is a senior at Harris County High School, and was selected as one of the 2017 Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners. Smith went through the 21st Century Leaders program, and attended multiple summer leadership institutes and

24 02, 2017

Christopher Weaver: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Jestini Jordan, Class of 2018, Rockdale County High School In today’s world, true leadership and initiative is hard to find. I had the pleasure of interviewing 17 year-old Christopher Weaver from the Lovett School in Atlanta, GA as he told me about how became the leader he is today and

23 02, 2017

Festus Ojo: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Fatima Alarcon, Class of 2017, Eastside High School Festus Ojo, a senior at Westlake High School in Fulton County, is an outstanding young leader both inside and outside of the classroom and one of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners. He's also my fellow 21CL Youth Ambassador and peer! He holds

22 02, 2017

Skylar Nicholson: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador Sydnie Cobb, Class of 2018, DeKalb Early College Academy Skylar Nicholson, a senior at Central Education Center and my fellow 21st Century Leader Youth Ambassador, is an accomplished student and entrepreneur. She juggles keeping up a 4.0 grade point average and running her company, Skylar’s Fairy Tale Celebrations. Aside from being