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Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Youth Leadership Team! We are proud to welcome a strong group of student leaders to our Youth Ambassadors, Youth Leadership Council and Youth Task Force. See the full list of students here.See the Students


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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.


  • YLT Welcome Celebration 2015

2015-2016 Youth Leadership Team

August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Youth Leadership Team! Over the weekend on Saturday, August 15th, we held a Welcome Celebration for our newest team members by volunteering at the 23rd Annual Lekotek […]

  • Madeline Shepard

Opening Doors of Opportunity

August 5th, 2015|0 Comments

After receiving the news in May that I had been chosen as one of twenty Turner Voices Interns for 2015, I had some mixed emotions. “What if I don’t like my […]

  • Maimuna Gassama

Perfecting My Craft…Pursuing My Passion

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

This summer I had the honor of interning at CNN Newsource. Having the privilege to participate in Turner Voices internship, a program (through 21CL’s partner, Turner Broadcasting System) that gave me […]


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, Wyndham 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.”
Marcus Kernizan, Consultant, Accenture (21CL Alumni 2009)