We’re looking for the top 20 high school student leaders for the 2016 Georgia Youth Leadership Awards! Do you know an outstanding H.S. student leader in the state of Georgia? Consider nominating them today! Deadline for nominations is Friday, December 4, 2015.Learn More & Nominate
Save the Date for our two-day winter leadership training in February! Our 2016 Goizueta Youth Leadership Summit takes place on Friday, February 5 – Saturday, February 6! Over 80 21CL students from across the state will come together to engage and learn from our corporate partners and MBA students from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.Learn More
Join us on December 9th at 7:00pm on, “How to Gain an Internship,” with our host Crystal Davis. Our monthly webinar series is open to all GA high school students.Register


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Inspiring Youth To Lead

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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Your Support Inspires Us

November 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Written by Bernabe Becerra, 21CL Youth Ambassador, Maynard Jackson High School, Class of 2016

As a first-year Youth Ambassador, I am glad to be part of this year’s Georgia Gives Day […]

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Give a little, Inspire a lot

November 11th, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]

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GIVE 21!

November 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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 […]


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, Tax Associate, Windham Brannon (21CL Alumni)
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)
“21st Century Leaders impacted my life in several ways in high school. Because of my experience with 21st Century Leaders, I felt very comfortable with getting involved in leadership positions in college and beyond, such as serving as President of the Student Government Association at Georgia State University.”
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