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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

24 01, 2019

21st Century Leaders Announces Winners of the 2019 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards

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Top 21 High School Students Selected for Outstanding Leadership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 24, 2019) Atlanta, GA – 21st Century Leaders, a Georgia-based non-profit youth leadership and talent development program, announces the top 21 youth leaders selected for its annual Georgia Youth Leadership Awards, presented by Turner, to be held on Saturday, March 2,

1 11, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Sara Dada

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Sara Dada is our first Alumni Spotlight for the month of November! She is currently a Fulbright Scholar at Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Sara shares about her leadership journey and the skills acquired from 21st Century Leaders such as the value of developing a personal brand and more...

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

12 02, 2018

Sydnie Cobb: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador & fellow GYLA winner Whitney Williams, Class of 2019, Roswell High School Hi, my name is Sydnie Cobb, and I am a senior at DeKalb Early College Academy. What motivated you to strive for your Girl Scout Gold Award? I have been involved with Girl Scouts since I was five,

9 02, 2018

John Graves: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador Ben Wolfson, Class of 2018, Chamblee Charter High School “Sport is singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential.” - George A. Sheehan Recently, the business of kids’ sports has emerged as a thriving

8 02, 2018

Hally Farnum: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador Lauren Gower, Class of 2018, Etowah High School Please introduce yourself, where you go to school, and your grade. My name is Hally Farnum and I am a senior at Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, Ga. Tell me a little about your work. About 5 years ago, I was

7 02, 2018

Srikar Karra: 2018 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador Tonia Brown, Class of 2018, Eagle's Landing High School Please introduce yourself and your work. My name is Srikar Karra and I am a junior at South Forsyth High School. I started my own chess coaching service called ‘Insight Chess Academy.' I teach chess lessons for children 3-4 times a week