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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

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)

7 02, 2019

Alumni Spotlight: Caleb Britt

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Caleb Britt is our first spotlight for the month of February! A graduate of Shorter University (2017) and of Newnan High School (2013), he currently works as Market Coordinator & Digital Content Producer at Serenbe. Caleb says that 21st Century Leaders inspired him to be an organized person who stands out and goes an extra

20 05, 2018

2017-2018 Youth Leadership Team Celebrates Year

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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Youth Leadership Team for a successful year of leadership, service, and impact! On Saturday, May 12th, 2018 they closed out their year with one final meeting at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough (our gracious host for monthly meetings) in Atlantic Station, to celebrate all the team has done. The 42 members

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

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 01, 2017

Students Collect 1,000+ Items for Holiday Drive

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Written by Alvin Winston, II, Youth Ambassadors Chairman, Charles R. Drew Charter School,  Class of 2017 It is no secret that the high schoolers affiliated with 21st Century Leaders constantly seek opportunities to give back to their local communities and state.  Most recently, this past December, the Youth Ambassadors had the opportunity to lead 21st Century Leaders’ second annual Holiday