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“A life-changing experience.” “I’ll be proud to tell them why I’m different.” “I learned so much.” Just a few ways our 21CL students described their time at 21st Century Leaders’ summer leadership institutes. Check out all of our recent student blog posts this summer.Read Blog


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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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Summer Leadership Institute Challenge Winners

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

During each summer leadership institute, our students are given a business challenge at the beginning of the week. Once they are divided into groups, they must work all week on a […]

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Find Your Voice

June 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The second to final day of TVYMI has arrived. We began Thursday, June 25th like any other day with inspiring panels from the great people at Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and Adult Swim.

Before we got […]

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Lights, Camera, NETWORK!

June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

We started Wednesday, June 24th off with mornings stretches, which provided me with lots of energy knowing we had a big day head, including salsa dancing. We started our activities as soon as […]


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)