CHARLOTTE'S BEST YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS

CHARLOTTE'S BEST YOUNG TRAILBLAZERS

20 Under 20

The Dean's List's "20 Under 20" honors some of the most diverse and influential 14-19 year-old leaders. We want to recognize those in Gen Z & Gen Alpha who are giving back to their communities and empower others in all that they do.  

Do you know of a young leader who is making an impact? Nominate them here. Honorees will have the opportunity to meet inspirational professionals from their desired career field, connect with mentors, build their own professional brand, hone in on their purpose, develop traits as an empathetic leader, and become part of an empowering network of future world-changers. 

 

Honorees are selected based on:

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  • Artistic/Educational Endeavors

  • Community Involvement & Volunteerism

  • Leadership Skills & Roles

  • Professional & Personal Achievements

  • Commitment to making a long-term positive impact in the community.

 

Honorees receive:

  • Professional Headshots

  • 1:1 Mentoring

  • Access to Charlotte professionals from a variety of industries

  • Service Project & Internship Opportunities

  • Connections with other like-minded students​

  • An award plaque ​

SPONSORS

Thank you for supporting our young leaders making an impact in the Charlotte community. We hope that this awards ceremony and publication will help retain native Charlotteans in the Queen City, create a pipeline of extraordinary talent for local companies, foster creativity & growth for youth, create networking opportunities for young & experienced professionals, bring more jobs and Charlotte-owned businesses to our community, and provide a sense of belonging. We appreciate your consideration and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

 

Sponsors have the ability to -

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  • Have job and internship opportunities sent out directly to thousands of young professionals

  • Recruit diverse top talent for roles

  • Have their logo and mission in all Dean's List communications including social media posts,

        newsletters, blogs, etc.

  • Have a table & VIP tickets at award ceremony

  • Be part of an impactful DEI initiative for young people in our community.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Our Advisory Board / Selection Committee seeks to support The Dean's List mission through volunteering, fundraising, network building, and community engagement opportunities. We are seeking a group of resourceful, energetic and insightful individuals of diverse ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, perspectives and life experiences. This council will be recognized on Dean's List social media platforms, have professional development & networking opportunities, access top talent for internship/job openings, be a part of the first 20 Under 20 Awards in Charlotte, and make a real impact on future trailblazers and the Queen City community. 

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