Mission: 21st Century Leaders is a collaboration of business and professional leaders inspiring high school students to take on leadership positions, explore career opportunities, and give back to their communities by connecting them with a diverse group of enthusiastic peers, passionate professionals and powerful ideas, transforming their skills, attitudes, and abilities through training and hands-on experiences.
Results: 2019 marks 30 years of service! To date, we have connected, transformed, and inspired 14,000 students across the state of Georgia through leadership development and career exploration. Our students have reported: 97% report an increase in their teamwork skills, critical thinking and business knowledge; 98% have taken on a new leadership role in the community or school because of our program; 98% attend college; and 75% learned about a new career because of our program. Our students also focus on community service - with over 3,000 hours completed during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Target demographics: high school students reach their full potential!
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,000 students
Geographic areas served: Throughout the state of Georgia
Programs: 21st Century Leaders (21CL) is a leadership development program for Georgia high school youth that includes a series of one-week, residential programs on college campuses, weekend retreats, service days and additional leadership opportunities. Our most recent program is an online learning platform, Leadership Connect, which provides up to 3 years of image rich and interactive modules that puts our leadership program in the homes and schools of our students.