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10 07, 2019

21CL Congratulates Class of 2019

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21st Century Leaders is proud to have over 270 students representing the Class of 2019 from 102 high schools across the state of Georgia. Young leaders who are about to embark on a journey to college, the military, or as entrepreneurs. "College Admissions and scholarship interviewers were extremely interested in my involvement with 21CL. I was always surprised

20 03, 2019

21st Century Leaders Receives Commendation from State of Georgia

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Founding Executive Director receives honor for 29 years of service to Georgia’s High School Students (March 2019) Atlanta, Georgia - 21st Century Leaders is proud and honored to receive a 2019 Commendation from the State of Georgia from former Governor, Nathan Deal to recognize the organization's 30th year history and specifically recognize the retirement

22 03, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: James Nixon

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Alumni Spotlight: James Nixon This month's Alumni Spotlight features James Nixon, who shares his reflections on the fundamental leadership skills he gained through participating in 21st Century Leaders' programs in the 1990's. Now, nearly 20 years later, James is the VP of Administrative & Clinical Services at Tift Regional Health System. He is a graduate

14 11, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills

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Alumni Spotlight: Brent Gills This month's Alumni Spotlight features Brent Gills, who is currently an MA in Management/MIM student at Wake Forest University and founder of The Gills Consulting Group. Brent graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School in 2009 and has degrees in physics from both Hampton University and Florida A&M. He attended 21CL programs from

26 10, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Betts and Chet DeHart

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Alumni Spotlight: Betts and Chet DeHart Betts and Chet DeHart are 21-year-olds native to Atlanta. In 2012 they attended 21st Century Leaders' Summer Youth Leadership Institute (SYLI), a week-long summer institute focused around business leadership, and are now young leaders of their own business!  These two alumni are the founders and owners of Lucid FC, an international fashion brand

21 09, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Charlese Watson

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Alumni Spotlight: Charlese Watson Charlese Watson, owner of HoneyBee Studios, participated in the 21st Century Leaders summer leadership institute program at Savannah State University in 2007. Prior to that, she participated in the inaugural Turner-sponsored summer leadership institute program at GA Tech in 2006. She was also a marketing intern for 21st Century Leaders from 2007 -

24 05, 2017

The Value of Internships: 21CL Senior Advice

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Written by Josephine Graves, Class of 2017, Sonoraville High School (Georgia Institute of Technology, Class of 2021) My involvement in 21st Century Leaders has been instrumental in providing me interview and networking experiences. I joined 21CL in the summer of 2015, attended the summer leadership institute, SYLI@Goizueta, attended the school-year summits, joined the Youth Leadership

18 05, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Erin Lightfoot

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Alumni Spotlight: Erin Lightfoot I never thought I would be responsible for leading over 600 employees at 22 years old. Working for the biggest and coolest online retailer in the world has been an invaluable experience in project management and team development. With two holiday seasons under my belt, I'd say I'm getting