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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

9 03, 2017

Alviez Chagan: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Sonalis Mohammed, Class of 2019, The Blackstone Academy Often times when we think of a leader we think of those great people who get lots of recognition for their strenuous labor. While this image of leaders is being idolized, we don't realize that we may have leaders who may work

4 03, 2017

Alvin Winston, II: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Javaris Askin, Class of 2017, Westlake High School “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisholm. Alvin Winston, II, a senior at Charles R. Drew Charter School, lives by this quote and it isn’t easy to tell him NO. He is an

4 03, 2017

Sekou Foley: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Moriah Banks, Class of 2017, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School Sekou Foley, a senior at Mount Pisgah Christian School in Fulton County, is the founder and CEO of Faith Apparel Company and one of this year's top 20 outstanding youth leaders for the 2017 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards.  Sekou

3 03, 2017

Jordan Purcell: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Alvin Winston, II, Class of 2017, Charles R. Drew Charter School Each year, 21st Century Leaders honors the amazing work of 20 Georgia students for the impact they make in their schools and communities through the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards.  Through 21st Century Leaders’ Leadership Connect program, and the 2015 Summer Youth

3 03, 2017

Veda Balaji: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  John Jardin, Class of 2017, Hillgrove High School When we think of leaders, we often think about those grandiose figures who jumpstarted a national movement for equal rights such as Martin Luther King Jr. or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. We think of men and women who advocate for the less fortunate, offer

28 02, 2017

Amal Bhatnagar: 2017 GA Youth Leadership Award

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Written by Youth Ambassador  Keila Noel, Class of 2019, Union Grove High School Hello fellow 21st Century Leaders! I have the honor of introducing you to one of this year's Georgia Youth Leadership Award winners, Amal Bhatnagar. Many of you may not know about it this 20 under 20 award that 21st Century Leaders'