Leadership Unplugged – In 2012, 21st Century Leaders and CNN partnered for the 7th annual Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience program.
Spending the day at CNN – The program brings 75 Georgia high school students together for one week to learn about the journalism field and experience life on a college campus.
Panel discussions – Students attended workshops and panel discussions with CNN executives, such as CNN's Parisa Khosravi and HLN's Tim Mallon.
Workshops – Throughout the week, student groups developed and refined story ideas into five-minute pitch presentations which were ultimately made to CNN executives.
Networking lunch – A networking luncheon offered one-on-one interactions between students and CNN employees from various backgrounds and divisions. Here, CNN's Ashley Blackmon shares advice with a small group of Leadership Unplugged participants.
Leadership Dinner panelists – From left: Manuel Perez, Natisha Lance, Christi Paul, Bill Galvin and Tony Maddox answer questions from Leadership Unplugged students during the Leadership Dinner.
Asking the panelists questions – CNN Student News anchor Carl Azuz guides a panel discussion during the Leadership Dinner. Azuz moderated multiple panels throughout the week as students attended workshops and discussions.
Leadership Dinner – Natisha Lance, Christi Paul and Bill Galvin share stories about their journalism careers during the Leadership Dinner.
The winners announced – The winning group, whose pitch focused on the wide-ranging impact and consequences of illegal music downloading, is honored at a final ceremony in front of parents and guests.