Youth Leadership Council

The Youth Leadership Council are the voices of the organization representing the distinct ideas, opinions, attitudes, knowledge, and actions of young people as a collective body though written language and visual arts.

The responsibilities of the Youth Leadership Council include generating and producing multimedia content for 21CL’s social and online platforms. Students will have opportunities to design and manage social media campaigns, post live during our school-year events and leadership summits, create videos for our new online learning system Leadership Connect, and editorialize the end-of-the-year senior publication, Let Youth Voices Be Heard. Collaborate on the Youth Leadership Council to connect 21CL students, volunteers, and supporters. Looking for creative students with a focus on video production, graphic design, computer programming, marketing, and writing. 

The YLC also serves as 21CL advocates in their schools and communities and works in collaboration with the Youth Ambassadors to create additional meaningful opportunities for fellow 21st Century Leaders.

Mission: The ­­­­Youth Leadership Council strives to bring awareness to 21CL through an untied voice, community service and outreach while enhancing our leadership and interpersonal skills. Our goal is to establish a strong foundation that cultivates future generations of leaders who can further expand our accomplishments.

The 2017-2018 Council is made up of 21 high school students from 18 different high schools across the state.

Meet the 2017-2018 21CL Youth Leadership Council

  • Alyssa Abraham (Woodward Academy)
  • Aditya Bagchi (Northview High School)
  • Apaar Bhatnagar (Northview High School)
  • Justice Bigot (Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology)
  • Trinh Bui (North Springs Charter High School)
  • Jonelle Christopher (Northside High School)
  • Vishesh Gattani (Milton High School)
  • Sydny Hollis (East Coweta High School)
  • Zania Jackson (Douglas County High School)
  • Shalin Jain (Duluth High School)
  • Anju Kumar (Campbell High School)
  • Faith Lucas (Milton High School)
  • Anthony Mays II (Rockdale County High School)
  • Suraj Modi (Mountain View High School)
  • Damilola Oke (Campbell High School)
  • Tanvi Reddy (Woodward Academy)
  • Jennifer Rice (Providence Christian Academy)
  • Keirstyn Smith (McIntosh County Academy)
  • Caroline Solomon (Homeschool/Georgia Virtual School)
  • Yannie Tan (Atlanta International School)
  • Sierra Vincent (Windsor Forest High School)

Youth Leadership Council Requirements:

  • Only 21st Century Leaders eligible to apply.
  • Online applications open on July 12th, followed by a formal interview.
  • Must have experience and/or interest in social media, graphic design, videos, creative writing, editing, design
  • Commitment Term: August – May
  • Monthly meetings are held in-person or via conference call.
  • Students are required to meet a minimum of 20 service hours per term.

Join the Youth Leadership Council


Let Youth Voices Be Heard

Our Youth Leadership Council is responsible for creating, producing and publishing our publication, Let Youth Voices Be Heard. Take some time to read about what our students have to say about topics that matter.

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