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21st Century Leaders - Leadership Unplugged - a CNN Experience

Leadership Unplugged

June 22 - 27, 2014

Georgia Institute of Technology

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What: A week-long media literacy focused leadership development program in which participants are exposed to various areas of the media business through interactive workshops, tours, roundtable sessions, team-building exercises, and an etiquette dinner.  Participants learn the practice of “pitching” a story.

Who: Current news-savvy sophomores and juniors in Georgia high schools; 75 students accepted.

When: June 22 – 27, 2014

Where: Georgia Institute of Technology – Students reside for a week in college dorms, supervised by 21CL summer staff.

How: Submit an online application, short-answer essay questions, and recommendation from current teacher, counselor or youth leader.  Interviews for the program will be held in mid - late March.

Cost: All costs for room, board, and program materials are covered by Turner Broadcasting System.

Program Highlights:

  • Attend daily interactive workshops developed and led by professionals from CNN.
  • Network with CNN and TBS, Inc. executives in a variety of media related careers.
  • Discuss and analyze world issues with CNN journalists.
  • Create a news-related project with feedback from the pros.

See the links below for info on Leadership Unplugged 2014!

Parent Handout

Sunday Directions


Information Packet

Pre-Camp Activity

 Hear from 2014 Leadership Unplugged students on their experience on our Student Blog!


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