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Connect with 21CL

Follow us on social media this summer! We’ll have live updates, pictures and videos on all three of our summer leadership institutes on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. #21CL #SYLI #EarthCare #TVYMI
Check out our 2015 special,  Let Youth Voices Be Heard: 21CL Senior Edition. See where many of our future leaders are headed next and a special letter from our executive letter to all our seniors. Congratulations graduates!Read the Issue!


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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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Updates from 21CL Students

May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Leaders Meeting Leaders

“I met President Luis Guillermo Solis of Costa Rica this past Sunday (May 17th)!!! Definitely utilized my Spanish and that firm handshake I learned at 21CL!” – Raina Parikh, […]

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It’s just the beginning…

May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Written by Felicia Jacques, 21CL Leadership Connect student and sophomore at The Paideia School

I would like to take this time to personally thank the 21st Century Leaders team for taking such an active […]

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Meet Marcus Kernizan, a 21st Century Leaders Alumni

April 30th, 2015|1 Comment

At age 24, Marcus Kernizan is a 21st Century Leaders alumni, a graduate of Georgia State University, where he was the President of the SGA and received the highest leadership award during graduation, […]


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)