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6 12, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Derik Guyton

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Derik Guyton is our first alumni Spotlight for the month of December. He works as IT Support Specialist Level II at TSYS Midtown Atlanta. He is a graduate of Langston Hughes High School (2013) and of Georgia Gwinnett College (2017). Derik was also one of our Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners in 2013. He says

15 11, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Benford

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Taylor Benford is our second Alumni Spotlight for November 2018! She works as a Senior Consulting Analyst at Accenture  and is a graduate of Howard University (2016) and of Whitefield Academy (2012). Taylor says that participating in 21st Century Leaders gave her a strong foundation for becoming a transformative leader throughout her college years and as

12 11, 2018

21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21st Century Leaders Appoints New Executive Director Founding Director retires after 29 years; New Executive Director to lead organization into its 30th milestone year of service to Georgia’s high school students (November 2018) Atlanta, GA – The Board of Directors of 21st Century Leaders (21CL) has selected Kate Hewitt, Assistant Director of

1 11, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Sara Dada

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Sara Dada is our first Alumni Spotlight for the month of November! She is currently a Fulbright Scholar at Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sara shares about her leadership journey and the skills acquired from 21st Century Leaders such as the value of developing a personal brand and more...

30 10, 2018

23 Years of Service: 21CL Board Member Mike Szalkowski

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Written by Youth Ambassador Theja Chennubhotla, Class of 2019, South Forsyth High School Mike Szalkowski with a photo collage of pictures from over 20 years of involvement with 21st Century Leaders. It was my pleasure to interview one of our exiting Board of Directors, Mr. Mike Szalkowski. Contributing from the times when 21st

23 10, 2018

Leadership exCHANGE 2018 Recap

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On September 22, 2018, over 75 high school students from across Georgia attended 21st Century Leaders' Leadership exCHANGE fall summit, which was sponsored by MarketSource. They received wisdom and advice from keynote speaker Mike Christensen, Executive Vice President, MarketSource, worked in groups on case studies to propose solutions for real-world sales, recruiting, and innovation challenges, and

18 10, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Peyton Callanan

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Our second Alumni Spotlight for the month of October is Peyton Callanan who is the Marketing Manager at 360 Smart Networks, and is a graduate of Effingham County High School (2010) and of Georgia Southern University (2014). Peyton strongly believes that having a mentor you count on and who gives good advice and constructive criticism

4 10, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Juwan Thompson

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The first Alumni Spotlight for the month of October is Juwan Thompson. He is currently a graduate student at Syracuse University while at the same time working for Taylor Global Inc.  AND he is an inaugural recipient of the Taylor Fellowship Program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Graduate Public Relations Program at

20 09, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Kaitlin Martin

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This month’s Alumni Spotlight features Kaitlin Martin, who shares about her leadership journey and the skills acquired from 21st Century Leaders that helped her excel in her leadership roles. She currently works as a Business Analyst at MarketSource, and is a graduate of Northview High School (2009) and of Georgia State University (2013). Here is

16 08, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Nicholas Jones

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Nicholas Jones who works for Eaton as a VAVE engineer is a graduate of Fort Valley State University (2014) with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and of Georgia Institute of Technology (2017) with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of Southwest High School (2012). Nicholas says that