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5 09, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Chance Mack

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Chance Mack is our first alumni spotlight for September 2019! A graduate of Hillgrove High School (2009), and of Georgia State University (2014), Chance currently works as an Enterprise Account Executive at Diverst. He serves as Vice Chair on the inaugural 21CL Junior Board and runs a social enterprising shoe company called Unforgettable Soles. Chance

1 08, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Jared D. Howard

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Jared. D. Howard is a graduate of Redan High School (2013), of Georgia State University (2017) and currently a graduate student at Belhaven University (2020); he works as Admissions Specialist at Morehouse School of Medicine. Jared describes himself as an actor, dancer, and singer who is making waves throughout the entertainment scene in  Atlanta, Georgia

7 03, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Brandi Harrison

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Brandi Harrison, is the Senior Manager of Production Operations and Crewing at Turner, a graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School (1997) and of Brenau University (2001). She is an alumna of 21st Century Leaders and now serves as chairperson of the 21CL Junior Board of Directors. At the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards (GYLA 2019) event

21 02, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Delaney Strunk

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Our second spotlight for the month of February is Delaney Strunk, a graduate of Roswell High School (2013) and of Georgia State University (2017). She works for CNN as an Associate Producer on the Mobile Programming team at CNN. Delaney participated in the Turner Voices Youth Media Institute in 2012 and says that nothing prepared

20 04, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Manny Elsar, Jr.

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21CL Alumni Spotlight: Manny Elsar, Jr. You wouldn’t know it now, but before participating in 21st Century Leaders, Manny Elsar, Jr. held himself back from talking to the people he could learn from. Then, he attended Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience (which has since evolved into Turner Voices Youth Media Institute) in 2012,

26 06, 2015

Find Your Voice

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By William Holley, DeKalb Early College Academy, Class of 2016 The second to final day of TVYMI has arrived. We began Thursday, June 25th like any other day with inspiring panels from the great people at Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Adult Swim. Before we got started, Danette Johnson from Turner opened the day with another amazing and interactive

25 06, 2015

Lights, Camera, NETWORK!

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By Maria Hernandez, Hapeville Charter Career Academy, Class of 2016 We started Wednesday, June 24th off with mornings stretches, which provided me with lots of energy knowing we had a big day head, including salsa dancing. We started our activities as soon as we arrived to the Turner Studios at Techwood and began our day expressing

24 06, 2015

CNN…Go!

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By Maria Hernandez, Hapeville Charter Career Academy, Class of 2016 This morning, on June 23rd, I woke up early and excited to go to the CNN Center. My expectations were beyond met after I came out. I never knew that I will have the opportunity to go "behind the scenes" of what it takes to

27 06, 2014

From Students to Future Reporters: Leadership Unplugged

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It has been quite a week for the students who have attended Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience. Check here for a recap from earlier this week. After Wednesday’s HLN panels our students were given a lesson in etiquette for a formal "Leadership Dinner" that took place at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta. The students networked with

25 06, 2014

A CNN Summer Experience

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21st Century Leaders kicked off its third and final summer program, Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience on June 21 at Georgia Tech’s campus. The week-long program, sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS)  welcomed 78 Georgia high school students from 21 counties and 59 different high schools from across the state. Leadership Unplugged is designed