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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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-o