Twenty-First Century Leaders, a local non-profit leadership development organization for Georgia high school students, welcomed 74 students to Emory University Goizueta Business School for its Summer Youth Leadership Institute. This exclusive, week-long program focused on enhancing high school students’ skills, personal leadership and critical thinking while focusing on business. The program took place on Emory University’s campus from June 1 through June 6, and selects only 74 rising sophomores, juniors and seniors high school students from extensive pool of applicants from across the state of Georgia.
Local students include Karan Achtani from Wheeler High School, Ammu Kumar from Wheeler High, Jefferson Lopez from Campbell High School and Sabine Saldanha from Campbell High.
“This is an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with business professionals, community leaders, as well as build on their own leadership skills.” said Bob Watson, executive director of 21st Century Leaders.
“This program, with our corporate partners involved has proven to be a valuable networking opportunity for our students during high school years and beyond.”
Students accepted into the program make up a diverse group of participants hailing from 51 high schools, 40 cities and 20 counties of Georgia. Throughout the week, students participated in interactive workshops, corporate tours, roundtable sessions with business leaders, team-building exercises and an etiquette dinner.