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Empowering Our Future

Support Sustainable, Scalable, and Accessible High School Leadership Programs

Shaping Leaders Since 1989

Since 1989, 21st Century Leaders has been a pillar of educational excellence, empowering and inspiring countless high school students to reach their full potential. 21st Century Leaders is dedicated to preserving its legacy and offering valuable programs that benefit the next generation.

To achieve this in honor of its 35th Anniversary, 21st Century Leaders aims to create long-term organizational sustainability to maintain our educational impact through scalable and accessible programs for all high school students across Georgia through its Sustainability Fund.

Our Goal: A Million-Dollar Future

We aim to raise $1,000,000 to ensure the sustainability, scalability, and accessibility of our leadership programs. Every contribution supports the educational and leadership growth of our students, paving the way for a brighter future.

Ways to join our Board of Directors in their support:
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Supporting our organization's long-term sustainability is critical to maintaining our educational impact. Our programs have been a source of transformation and empowerment for countless high school students.


We are passionate about promoting equity in education and careers and ensuring all students can access our high-quality leadership and talent development programs.


We aim to scale our programs to reach a broader and more diverse audience, reach underserved and remote areas, and create a more profound impact in these areas and for all of our high school students.

21st Century Leaders Alumni Greg Clay Shares Impact

"Because of this organization, I was exposed to new people, places, and leadership principles. I remind leaders and supporters like yourselves, that you can never discount the power of helping just one student."
Greg Clay
Executive Director, Mayor’s Office, City of Atlanta, 21CL Alumni ‘00

The endowed funds will have the power to support some of the following initiatives each year:

Fully fund a one-week residential summer leadership institute - providing a free program for all 75 to 100 students

Enroll 500 more students in Leadership Connect

Launch 10 more of our 21st Century Leaders school and community based Clubs serving 30% more students

Provide 20 more seniors with college scholarships


For the past 35 years, 21st Century Leaders have been a source of transformation and empowerment for over 20,000 high school students.

Our Programs Change Lives

Leadership Development

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of students said they now see themselves as leaders as a result of our programs

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of students said they took on one or more new leadership roles after joining 21st Century Leaders

Career Readiness

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of students said they are clearer on knowing their career path after high school as a result of 21st Century Leaders, while 55% of students said they discovered a new career field they’re now interested in pursuing
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of students said they grew and developed in our core leadership competencies


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of students said it was their first time seeing someone who looks like them in a career or position they want to be in
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of students said it was their first time interacting with peers outside of their geographic area

Long-term sustainability is critical to maintaining our educational impact.

21st Century Leaders aims to raise $1 million to be endowed to establish:

1989 Sustainer's Circle