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18 07, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Sydnie Cobb

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21CL Alum Sydnie Cobb is a graduate of DeKalb Early College Academy (2018) and currently a student at Harvard University with a concentration in social studies - this summer, she is interning for Georgia Congressman David Scott! Even at a young age, Sydnie has won several leadership awards including 21CL's Georgia Youth Leadership Award (GYLA)

2 05, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Tessa Szalkowski

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Alumna Tessa Szalkowski is our first spotlight for May! A graduate of Henry.W.Grady High School (2016) and currently a junior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a chemistry major with a minor in marine science and currently works in a laboratory that studies air chemistry in the Galápagos Islands. Tessa says

6 12, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Derik Guyton

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Derik Guyton is our first alumni Spotlight for the month of December. He works as IT Support Specialist Level II at TSYS Midtown Atlanta. He is a graduate of Langston Hughes High School (2013) and of Georgia Gwinnett College (2017). Derik was also one of our Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners in 2013. He says

9 03, 2017

Alviez Chagan: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Sonalis Mohammed, Class of 2019, The Blackstone Academy Often times when we think of a leader we think of those great people who get lots of recognition for their strenuous labor. While this image of leaders is being idolized, we don't realize that we may have leaders who may work

4 03, 2017

Alvin Winston, II: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Javaris Askin, Class of 2017, Westlake High School “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm. Alvin Winston, II, a senior at Charles R. Drew Charter School, lives by this quote and it isn’t easy to tell him NO. He is an

4 03, 2017

Sekou Foley: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Moriah Banks, Class of 2017, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Sekou Foley, a senior at Mount Pisgah Christian School in Fulton County, is the founder and CEO of Faith Apparel Company and one of this year's top 20 outstanding youth leaders for the 2017 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards.  Sekou

3 03, 2017

Jordan Purcell: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Alvin Winston, II, Class of 2017, Charles R. Drew Charter School Each year, 21st Century Leaders honors the amazing work of 20 Georgia students for the impact they make in their schools and communities through the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards.  Through 21st Century Leaders’ Leadership Connect program, and the 2015 Summer Youth

3 03, 2017

Veda Balaji: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  John Jardin, Class of 2017, Hillgrove High School When we think of leaders, we often think about those grandiose figures who jumpstarted a national movement for equal rights such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. We think of men and women who advocate for the less fortunate, offer

2 03, 2017

21CL Reaches Thousands during National Youth Leadership Month

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HOW WE ROCKED NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP MONTH February was National Youth Leadership Month and our student-led #21DaysofLeadership social media campaign. Keep reading to find out how our students, alumni and YOU, our partners and volunteers, celebrated youth leadership all month long and the impact we made!   STUDENTS/VOLUNTEERS ENGAGED in live leadership events/training RAISED for

28 02, 2017

Amal Bhatnagar: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Keila Noel, Class of 2019, Union Grove High School Hello fellow 21st Century Leaders! I have the honor of introducing you to one of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners, Amal Bhatnagar. Many of you may not know about it this 20 under 20 award that 21st Century Leaders'