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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

24 05, 2018

Alumni Spotlight Update: Manny Elsar, Jr

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Manny Elsar, Jr., who works for The Coca-Cola Company, is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics & International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. He graduated from Etowah High School in 2013. Manny took the lessons from his time in 21CL into many new opportunities where he could grow

20 05, 2018

2017-2018 Youth Leadership Team Celebrates Year

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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Team for a successful year of leadership, service, and impact! On Saturday, May 12th, 2018 they closed out their year with one final meeting at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough (our gracious host for monthly meetings) in Atlantic Station, to celebrate all the team has done. The 42 members

12 05, 2018

2018 Let Youth Voices Be Heard

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"Let Youth Voices Be Heard: 2017-2018 Senior Edition" 21st Century Leaders student-led, student-published online publication May 2018 Behind the cover, you'll find advice from 21CL students, highlights of 21CL's year-round leadership training programs, and a senior send-off featuring the Class of 2018, all produced by 21st Century Leaders' 2017-2018 21CL Youth Leadership Council Publication

19 04, 2018

Alumni Spotlight, Khari Arnold

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April's 21CL Alumni Spotlight is Khari Arnold, a graduate of Westlake High School and Howard University, who currently works at Turner as a Senior Producer of NBA.com. Khari recently reengaged with 21CL by giving back as a volunteer by helping read and review our recent student applications. The same application he went through just a

14 03, 2018

5 Reasons to Apply to EarthCare

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Written by Youth Ambassador David Qui, Class of 2018, Madison County High School  Thinking about applying to EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge for the 21st Century, but not quite sure? Not only will you get to spend a week in the dorms and on the campus of Georgia College & State University, have the opportunity

12 02, 2018

Sydnie Cobb: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador & fellow GYLA winner Whitney Williams, Class of 2019, Roswell High School Hi, my name is Sydnie Cobb, and I am a senior at DeKalb Early College Academy. What motivated you to strive for your Girl Scout Gold Award? I have been involved with Girl Scouts since I was five,

9 02, 2018

John Graves: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador Ben Wolfson, Class of 2018, Chamblee Charter High School “Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.” - George A. Sheehan Recently, the business of kids’ sports has emerged as a thriving

8 02, 2018

Hally Farnum: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador Lauren Gower, Class of 2018, Etowah High School Please introduce yourself, where you go to school, and your grade. My name is Hally Farnum and I am a senior at Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, Ga. Tell me a little about your work. About 5 years ago, I was