21 high school students will be recognized with 21st Century Leaders' Georgia Youth Leadership Award and the Be the Inspiration...
What We Offer
Our programs provide high school students with opportunities to learn from business professionals, explore career pathways, develop essential leadership skills, and apply critical thinking to real-world problems.
Through our programs, students become confident, capable servant leaders, ready to contribute their best in work and life.
21st Century Leaders programming engages students in interactive leadership training facilitated by 21CL staff, alumni, subject matter experts, and corporate partners.
There are three main ways a student can join 21st Century Leaders and partners can get involved:
Once students become a 21st Century Leader, they have access to additional experiences and opportunities that will inspire them to lead and that companies can engage in.
Become a catalyst for leadership development by supporting our exclusive online platform, Leadership Connect, a proprietary program tailored for high school students. This self-paced curriculum, featuring over 130 gamified modules, guides students on a transformative journey of self-discovery, imparting essential social and life skills.
Your partnership can help open doors for students year-round as they enroll in this invaluable program, fostering lifelong leadership skills.
Elevate your corporate engagement by supporting our 21CLubs, school- and community-based programs strategically crafted to cultivate leadership and career pathway skills with a spotlight on servant leadership.
These clubs, organizing service projects and leadership forums, provide an excellent platform for your company to connect with motivated students. 21CLub students gain access to Leadership Connect, aligning with your commitment to fostering future leaders.
Summer Leadership Institutes
Develop your future workforce by engage with talented students through our flagship program. These residential institutes offer a unique opportunity for corporate partners to lead hands-on workshops, corporate tours, and career panels. Students spend a transformative week on a college campus networking, collaborating on capstone challenges, and engaging with industry leaders.
Each institute focuses on a crucial industry, with leadership development at its core. Students also gain access to Leadership Connect to further enrich their leadership development.
Students who join our organization through any of the three entry-point programs have access to all of our year-round experiences throughout their high school journey. Your partnership facilitates valuable connections with companies, volunteers, alumni, and peers, fostering a community that nurtures the next generation of leaders.
Our summits are one-day training experiences, per semester, where students connect with peers, network with professionals and alumni, and work together in teams to problem-solve workplace challenges and community issues. Your support enables all current students to register, gaining valuable insights into careers through workshops and panels led by esteemed summit sponsors.
Internship & Scholarship
Forge a meaningful partnership with us to empower our seniors through a paid summer internship with your company and contribute to a scholarship for their post-secondary education.
By collaborating with us in hosting interns and/or sponsoring scholarships, you actively support young talent, providing valuable work experience, and dismantling financial barriers to post-secondary opportunities. Students must complete 3 Levels in Leadership Connect to be eligible for this experience.
Georgia Youth Leadership Awards
Recognize the leadership and impact of our youth today. Support 21 of our students from across Georgia with our signature Georgia Youth Leadership Awards (GYLA). Students selected for the award are honored at our annual, Be the Inspiration Gala, receive a monetary grant, and are paired with a business leader from the community to mentor and support them. Students must complete 1 Level in Leadership Connect to be eligible for this experience.
Interact with our Youth Ambassadors who embody diverse perspectives of our statewide student body, passionately advocate for our organization. By empowering high school students across the state to join 21st Century Leaders, they play a pivotal role in connecting students, volunteers, alumni, and supporters. Students must complete 2 Levels in Leadership Connect to be eligible for this experience.
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