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21CL collaborates with business and professional leaders to connect, transform and inspire Georgia high school students to become the next generation of leaders through training and hands-on experiences.


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Embrace and Inspire Youth Leadership with MLK!

January 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Written by: Camille Atere-Roberts, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Class of 2015, Parkview High School

Did you know Martin Luther King Jr. was protesting in his mere twenties? To this day, MLK remains an inspiration […]


21CL Applications Now Open

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

$6,232 Raised by 21CL Supporters on GA Gives Day

November 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Written by: Bob Watson, 21CL Executive Director

21st Century Leaders, how do we feel? WE FEEL GOOD. OH, WE FEEL SO GOOD! OOOOH! 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and students […]


21st Century Leaders gave me the most unique and wonderful experiences that to this day I consider my favorite. 21st Century Leaders has been the catalyst for many of the endeavors I took on my junior and senior years in high school and all four years of college. I have great comfort knowing I have them as a support system, and I know they will continue to be there for me throughout the years
Maria Flores, Reinhardt University Class of 2015, Student Body President
I really enjoyed participating in the summer programs, which provided excellent opportunities to build business and teamwork skills and network with influential members of the Georgia business community as well as with other motivated high school students. I believe that the program provided a great foundation for my career in teaching me the value of networking and instilling in me the importance of being a team-oriented player in the workplace.
Ben Bryant, Assistant General Counsel, InComm (21CL Alumni 1999)
Learning to network at 16 years old definitely impacted my future. Instead of just collecting business cards like my college friends did, I was building meaningful relationships. I got a full time, corporate job immediately after graduating from college, and even though I was young, I’m sure it was because of the confidence I gained by working with professionals early on
Brandi Harrison, Senior Production Manager, CNN (21CL Alumni 1997)