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About this Event


21st Century Leaders is proud to have Turner as this year’s presenting sponsor.

21st Century Leaders is a youth leadership and talent development program for Georgia high school students. The Georgia Youth Leadership Awards (GYLA) is 21CL’s signature fundraising event honoring and celebrating 21 outstanding high school leaders from across the state. Since 2008, the Georgia Youth Leadership Awards (GYLA) has been 21CL’s signature fundraising event. It is the culmination of the multi-platform student- led and focused “Let Youth Voices Be Heard” awareness campaign during National Youth Leadership Month in February.

During an evening of dinner and entertainment, 21CL honors the significant and impactful contributions of 21 high school students across Georgia who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in areas of community service, entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and leadership. Each youth leader awarded exemplifies the five leadership qualities that truly embody a 21st Century Leader: passionate, forward-thinking, leverage diversity, resourceful and service oriented. The top 21 youth leaders are selected by a committee of business professionals and high school peers.

This year is extra special as GYLA serves as the our 30th Anniversary kickoff event!

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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