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4 10, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Juwan Thompson

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The first Alumni Spotlight for the month of October is Juwan Thompson. He is currently a graduate student at Syracuse University while at the same time working for Taylor Global Inc.  AND he is an inaugural recipient of the Taylor Fellowship Program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Graduate Public Relations Program at

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

4 01, 2018

Youth Leadership Team Celebrates and Serves

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21st Century Leaders' Youth Leadership Team ended the semester with celebration and service to the community! A Youth Ambassador reflects on leadership and community impact. 21CL Students Give Back Written by Kenny Beckford, Class of 2019, DeKalb School of the Arts Hello, my name is Kenny Beckford and I am a 21st Century

31 01, 2017

Students Organize #21DaysofLeadership

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Join us for National Youth Leadership Month during the month of February and our social media campaign #21DaysofLeadership. Starting on Feb. 3rd, we challenge our young leaders, professionals and community members to share your leadership journey through social media for 21 days straight! Our Youth Leadership Council students created a leadership "action" each day for the

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

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

31 08, 2016

21CL Volunteers at Lekotek Run 4 Kids

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Written by Morgan Dasher, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Class of 2018, Deerfield-Windsor School As I stood cheering loudly and waving my arms back and forth with my fellow 21st Century Leaders, watching as participants in the Lekotek Run for Kids approached the finish line, I could not help but feel grateful to take part in such

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.

10 11, 2015

GIVE 21!

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Written by Sneha Nagarajan, 21CL Youth Leadership Council, Northview High School, Class of 2018 A new student slips through the door of the forum, stepping into a different, buzzing environment overflowing with life. Students, clad in the same white collared shirts, mill around introducing themselves. She is stunned for a minute, lost in the a

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.