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11 07, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Elisabeth

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Gabrielle (Benson) Elisabeth, is our first alumni spotlight for July. A graduate of Robert Alexander High School (2010) in Douglas County and of the University of West Georgia (2014). She currently lives in New York City, performing in Beautiful The Carole King Musical as Little Eva/ Shirelle on Broadway and is pursuing a career in

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 10, 2016


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2017 GEORGIA YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Celebrating 20 Outstanding Youth Leaders ATLANTA—Do you know a high school student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills by starting their own business or charity or given back to the community an extraordinary way? 21st Century Leaders (21CL), a business-led initiative and non-profit that provides youth leadership

22 04, 2016

Global Youth Service Day 2016

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Written by Evan Barnard, 21CL Youth Leadership Council, Johns Creek High School, Class of 2016 This past Sunday, April 17th, I led my fourth Global Youth Service Day project at the Whispering Woods Braille Trail. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. 

5 03, 2016

Meet Allison, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by Jordan Benedict, Douglas County High School, Youth Ambassador Allison Robbins is the brilliant mind and Georgia Youth Leadership Award winner for 2016 behind “Challenger Sports”. Challenger Sports is I special needs basketball and cheerleading team that Allison has from for students across her county. Allison is a senior at River Ridge High School and shared

5 03, 2016

Meet Vernard, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by Emory McKenzie, Westover High School, Youth Ambassador Vernard Kennedy is one of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners and a junior at New Schools at Carver in Atlanta. I had the honor of speaking with Vernard about what drives him to be a leader and role model in his community and

4 03, 2016

Meet Caroline Carr, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by Grey McCarthy, Lovett School, Youth Ambassador Caroline Carr Grant isn't your typical high school senior. She's a young leader that's transforming the future for young students one book at a time. I had the pleasure of interviewing my fellow classmate at the Lovett School, Caroline Carr Grant, who is among this year's

3 03, 2016

Meet Addy, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by Shana Morman, Valwood School, Youth Ambassador Addy Pearlman; a devoted, loving individual at Valwood School is one of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Awards. As a fellow classmate of Addy's, I had the distinct honor of speaking with this junior and school leader. Addy is the creator and organizer of the school's first

1 03, 2016

Meet Faith, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by Farah Hammady, North Oconee High School, Youth Ambassador Faith Omotor is a senior at Central Gwinnett High School and is certainly the definition of a leader. I had the honor of interviewing her and learning a little bit more about her passion for education and leadership. Faith organize and led the schools

29 02, 2016

Meet Rudolph, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by N'Nasseri Carew-Johnson, Westlake High School, Youth Ambassador Leaders come in various sizes, shapes, and forms- all possessing various qualities that make up their unique identities and exuberant personas. Never let the size of an individual fool you, as some of the best packages are the smallest ones! Recently, 21st Century Leaders selected 20 student