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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

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

16 11, 2016

Give to Make a Difference

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Written by Willie Daniely, Youth Leadership Council, Colonial Hills Christian, Class of 2017 Launched in 2012 Georgia Gives Day is a remarkable occasion that has raised over $9.2 million dollars to date. To the benefit of non-profit organizations around Georgia, the GCN’s vision to help raise money for businesses that help the community came in to

16 11, 2016

Inspire Students Like Me

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Written by John Jardin, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Hillgrove H.S., Class of 2017 About a year ago today, I sat, alongside my parents, in my school counselor’s pristine office listening into my junior advisement session. At the time, my counselor knew that I had aspirations of becoming a journalist and possibly pursuing a similar major in

22 02, 2016

Meet Matthew, a 2016 GYLA Winner!

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Written by Joanne Lee, Class of 2016, Duluth High School, 21CL Youth Ambassador Matthew McDaniel is one of the top 20 youth leaders who will be recognized at the 2016 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards on Saturday, March 5th. Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to meet and speak to Matthew McDaniel, the co-founder of

11 12, 2015

My Perfect Internship

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Written by Max Rubenstein, 21CL Youth Leadership Council, Galloway School, Class of 2018 As an up-and-coming entrepreneur and tech guru, the Atlanta Tech Village (ATV) has always sparked my interest. For those who do not know, ATV is a tech startup incubator and a communal workspace where over 170 startups are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

2 12, 2015

Turning Ideas Into Action!

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Written by Ben Wolfson, 21CL Youth Leadership Council, Chamblee Charter High School, Class of 2018 When Ryan Gravel proposed linking the old railway around Atlanta as a multi-use trail for his Master’s thesis in 1999, he had no intention of his concept becoming a reality. Today, after 16 years in the making, the Atlanta Beltline

11 11, 2015

Give a little, Inspire a lot

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Written by Grey McCarthy, 21CL Youth Ambassador, The Lovett School, Class of 2016 Georgia Gives Day is a non-profit initiative for the state of Georgia where every year on one day is to raise money for the non-profits that mean the most to you! 21st Century Leaders is the non-profit that means the most to

5 11, 2015

Fall in Love with Service!

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Let Youth Voices Be Heard Fall Issue 2015 The 2015 Fall Issue of "Let Youth Voices Be Heard," 21CL's student publication, is here! 21st Century Leaders' Youth Leadership Council walks you through leadership and service and how you, as a teen, can stay involved in your school, community and beyond. Leadership is all around us.

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