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Nonprofit Organization Prepares Georgia High School Students To Lead

Kate Hewitt, executive director for 21st Century Leaders; professor Jacque-Corey Cormier, a 21st Century Leaders alumnus and volunteer, and Isabella Caviness, a youth ambassador for  21st Century Leaders, join “Closer Look” to discuss how the nonprofit is preparing Georgia high school students to lead.
Kate Hewitt, executive director for 21st Century Leaders; professor Jacque-Corey Cormier, a 21st Century Leaders alumnus and volunteer, and Isabella Caviness, a youth ambassador for 21st Century Leaders, join “Closer Look” to discuss how the nonprofit is preparing Georgia high school students to lead.
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A youth ambassador for a local nonprofit says being a part of the organization has changed the trajectory of her life.

Isabella Caviness, who attends Westlake High School, joined 21st Century Leaders in April. She credits the organization — which provides year-round programs, training and summits for high school students — with giving her a platform to utilize her gifts and build confidence, all while preparing her for college.

“I wanted to become an example for others as a leader, and I wanted to help others in my community,” Caviness said.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Caviness, Kate Hewitt, executive director for 21st Century Leaders, and professor Jacque-Corey Cormier, a 21st Century Leaders alumnus and volunteer, talked with host Rose Scott about the mission and the core values of the nonprofit.

Guests also discussed the importance of diverse leadership and why they believe it’s essential for students to take action and lead in business and in their communities.

Guests:

Kate Hewitt, executive director for 21st Century Leaders

Isabella Caviness, youth ambassador for  21st Century Leaders

Georgia State professor Jacque-Corey Cormier, a 21st Century Leaders alumnus and volunteer

To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.