CONNECTED: Youth Leadership Program

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CONNECTED: Youth Leadership Program

CONNECTED: Youth Leadership Program

Fulton County’s CONNECTED: Youth Leadership Program (CYLP), in partnership with 21st Century Leaders

The Fulton County’s Department of Community Development’s Youth and Community Services Division (YCS) is a partner with 21st Century Leaders, Georgia’s premier youth leadership and non-profit organization, to connect, transform and inspire high school students from diverse backgrounds in Fulton County to become the next generation of leaders.

Fulton County’s CONNECTED: Youth Leadership Program (CYLP), is an experiential program designed to provide students with a full year of robust experiences, enabling them to develop critical leadership knowledge, explore future career interests, and make informed decisions about the necessary educational and training pathways to achieve desired future career goals. Participants will also have access to live and online leadership training, special incentives, and connection with diverse peers and professionals throughout Fulton County.

CYLP is designed with an EPIC approach model; Engaging (fun and unique learning experience), Participatory (active and ongoing), Interactive (employer and training driven), and Connected (interest driven/social developmental) utilizing 21st Century Leaders’ (21CL) proprietary online learning platform, Leadership Connect®, which is housed on Rali, an Atlanta based learning management system and one of 21CL’s partnering companies.

For consideration, students must meet the following criteria:

● Must be enrolled in high school
● Must be a Fulton County Resident
● Access to a computer/tablet and Wi-Fi will be required to fully participate in this virtual leadership program

Participant Incentives
Leadership, recognition, and inclusivity describe just a few of the many qualities exemplified by CYLP. As such, there will be several opportunities throughout the year to provide incentives that encourage and reward participant engagement to include:

● $25 Sign-on
● $25 New Year Bonus
● $100 Weekly Gift Card Drawing
● Technology Prizes (Ear pods, Laptops, tablets)
● Special Experiences
● Live Workshops + Leadership Summits

Weekly drawings and other incentives are awarded based on participant engagement.

Applications may be submitted through the Fulton County website application by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

About The Youth and Community Services Division (YCS)
YCS administers and coordinates the County’s Human Services Delivery Network. This network brings together nonprofit service providers, community-based organizations, churches, citizens, private sector, and other local governments to address the issues relating to Fulton County residents.

About 21st Century Leaders
21st Century Leaders® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects, transforms, and inspires high school students from diverse backgrounds across Georgia to leverage diversity, explore career opportunities, and become leaders in their school, community, and ultimately the workforce. Since its inception in 1989, 21st Century Leaders has served more than 16,000 diverse high school students from over 250 Georgia high schools through year-round leadership development, diversity and inclusion training, and career exploration programs. For more information about 21st Century Leaders, visit

Download 2023 Incentives Flyer

Fulton CYLP 2023 Incentives IMAGE