Youth Bureau

Genesee Youth Lead

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What is Genesee Youth Lead?

Genesee Youth Lead is a leadership development program for youth in Genesee County.  This eight month long program focuses on developing the leadership skills within an individual through each specific session and the hands on experience you will have.  Each session will have a different focus on our community and leadership.

We are seeking Genesee County high school Freshman through Senior students.  The ideal candidate will have carefully considered and have the time to commit to the program in which classes will be held monthly,  with assignments and service opportunities in-between sessions.   We are seeking youth representing a cross section of our community to ensure all participants get the most out of the program. 

The selection process will be done by the YB staff for the program based on an application and interview process.  The class size is limited.  Youth that complete the program are encouraged to use the skills and information gained through their experience to support the communities in which they live.

The program begins in October and ends in May 2025.  The session will be held monthly from 9am to 2:30pm at GVEP (BOCES) on the following dates: October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, and May 14. 

Applications are due on September 1, 2024. 

Genesee Youth Lead Topics

  •  Agriculture

  • Health and Human Services

  • Government

  • Law Enforcement

  • Tourism

  • Business

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Arts and Culture

  • Leadership Opportunities

  • Community Service

  • Team Building                                                                                                                                        
  • Job Readiness Training
  • Each session has been developed to focus on a specific topic that targets issues leaders in our county deal with. 
    Batavia High School
    Notre Dame High School
    Elba High School
    Oakfield-Alabama High School
    Pembroke High School
    Pavilion High School
    LeRoy High School
    Byron-Bergen High School
    Alexander High School
                           Genesee Youth Leadership Application for Admissions Form 2024-2025


  • Class of 2024 Genesee Youth Lead - Copy
    Carly Brokaw   Taylor Lundfelt   
    Autumn Crane    Grace Nickerson
    Christopher Doody  Jillian Peters
    Emma Gallaway     Maggie Pritchett
    Halie Hassell Tyler Roy
    Timothy Lonnen Emma Wolfe
  • Class of 2022-2023 
  • Caris Carlson Alea Groff Eli Williams
    Deborah Catalino Rachel Hanel Rose Wilson
    Julia Clark Elijah Loysen Matthew Wittmeyer
    Mary Engelhardt Jessica Sosnowski Emily Wozniak
      Cara Williams  

  • Class of 2021-2022
    Group Photo - Copy

  • Fernando Cacho Emma Kilner Beckett Swanson
    Michael Covert Jackson Lundfelt Lillian Szymkowiak
    Katelynn Everett Adam Piper Theodore Trifthauser
    Andrew Greene Libby Piper Keira VanDerBeck
      Alexandria Schuck  

Class of 2019-2020 

Shea Armberger Megan Fuchs Alaura Rewaldt
Emma Ferraro Lucy LoBello Julia Uhrinek
Brock Flint Sadie Nickels Marissa Webb

Class of 2018-2019 

Evan Amberger Farryn Kennedy Owen Sidhu
Camryn Brookhart Jillian Menzie Julia Spiotta
Jenae Colkey Caitlin Napper Haylee Thornley
Erin Hess Thomas Ognibene Charles Urbanczyk
Courtney Kacur Madeline Payton Mary Vandenbosch
  Dakota Sica  

Class of 2016-2017

Claire Breslin Maelee Sanford Jacob Steffenilla Tyler Wood
Mason Russ Emily Sherman Analiese Vasciannie Michael Zwerka

Class of 2015-2016

Kylee Andrews Connor Logsdon Makenna Payton
Lydia Borrelli Amy Lowe Chloe Schrier
Kyle Campbell Michaela Mesiti Jaidyn Smith
Taylor Heineman Ryan Moffat Jack Sutherland
  Jason Normandin  

Class of 2014-2015

Hannah Bowen  Matthew Genaway Grace Marzolf
Alea DeLong Abagail Klos Justina Pruski
Alexis DeLong Alexandra Lacey Leah Redman
Hunter Doran Christopher Lemley Emily Staniszewski
Ryan Dunbar   Sara Zakes

Class of 2013-2014

Kyle Andrews Dennis Bleier McKenna Ford
Dylan Beckman Kayla Casper Victoria Gallup
Abagail Bleier Jessica Colopy Aspen Moyer

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Genesee Youth Leadership Application for Admission Form 2024-2025