21st Century Leaders inspires students to lead by equipping them with leadership and life skills, career readiness, and the confidence to serve and lead wherever they go.
Inspiring Youth to Lead, Today and Tomorrow
21st Century Leaders equips and empowers young talent to lead while fostering a culture of inclusion and service.
Need to Develop Leadership Skills
Every student has the potential to be an effective leader. Our programs bring diverse, like-minded students together to identify their leadership style and then put it into action.
Undecided About Future Career
What will you do after high school? We help students (and parents!) answer that big question by exposing them to career options and connecting them with industry leaders to gain clarity on what they do (or don’t) want to pursue after graduation.
Desire for Inclusion
When students bring their authentic selves to the table, amazing results happen! Engaging with peers from diverse backgrounds across Georgia and relatable volunteers fosters intentional inclusivity, leveraging diversity for collective impact.
21CL Transforms Students into Leaders
Our programs come at little to no cost, enabling all students to access our programs, experiences, and resources. 21st Century Leaders offers programs and hands-on experiences that develop leadership skills, career readiness, and an inclusive perspective in Georgia’s high school students through:
Our interactive programs are facilitated by 21CL staff, alumni, subject matter experts, and corporate partners. There are three ways a student can join 21st Century Leaders:
- Enroll in Leadership Connect
- Join a 21CLub at their school or community center
- Apply to and attend one of our Summer Leadership Institutes.
Once a student becomes a 21st Century Leader through at least one of the programs listed, they have access to additional experiences and opportunities that will inspire them to lead.
Foster lifelong leadership skills through our exclusive online platform and foundational program for high school students. Leadership Connect’s gamified, self-paced curriculum lets students engage in self-discovery, connect with peers, and earn rewards and special opportunities. Unlock 21CL’s experiences through Leadership Connect.
Year-round enrollment available.
Discover leadership through our school and community programs, emphasizing servant leadership. Join or start a club to plan service projects, host forums, and develop leadership skills from a student-led perspective. 21Club members gain access to Leadership Connect for enhanced development.
Join or start a 21CLub!
Explore leadership in our flagship residential institutes! Spend a transformative week on a college campus networking, collaborating on capstone challenges, and engaging with industry leaders. Each institute emphasizes leadership development in a crucial industry. Gain access to Leadership Connect as part of summer acceptance.
Application required for this program as summer slots are limited.