Youth Bureau

Genesee Youth Lead

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 cost of the Genesee Youth Lead Program is Seventy-five Dollars ($75).

The selection process will be done by the 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 2023.  The session will be held monthly from 9am to 2:30pm at GVEP (BOCES) on the following dates: October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10. 

Applications are due on September 2, 2022. 

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. 


Class of 2013-2014:
Kyle Andrews
Dylan Beckman
Abagail Bleier
Dennis Bleier
Kayla Casper
Jessica Colopy
McKenna Ford
Victoria Gallup
Aspen Moyer

Class of Fall 2014:
Hannah Bowen
Alea DeLong
Alexis DeLong
Hunter Doran
Ryan Dunbar
Matthew Genaway
Abagail Klos
Alexandra Lacey
Christopher Lemley
Grace Marzolf
Justina Pruski
Leah Redmann
Emily Staniszewski
Sara Zakes

Class of Spring 2015:
Kylee Andrews
Lydia Borrelli
Kyle Campbell
Taylor Heineman
Connor Logsdon
Amy Lowe
Michaela Mesiti
Ryan Moffat
Jason Normandin
Makenna Payton
Chloe Schrier
Jaidyn Smith
Jack Sutherland

Class of Spring 2016:
Claire Breslin
Mason Russ
Maelee Sanford
Emily Sherman
Jacob Steffenilla
Analiese Vasciannie
Tyler Wood
Michael Zwerka

Class of 2018-2019:
Evan Amberger
Camryn Brookhart
Jenae Colkey
Erin Hess
Courtney Kacur
Farryn Kennedy
Jillian Menzie
Julie Muntz
Caitlin Napper
Thomas Ognibene
Madeline Payton
Madelynn Pimm
Dakota Sica
Owen Sidhu
Julia Spiotta
Haylee Thornley
Charles Urbanczyk
Mary Vandenbosch

Class of 2019-2020:
Shea Amberger
Emma Ferraro
Brock Flint
Megan Fuchs
Lucy LoBello
Sadie Nickels
Alaura Rewaldt
Julia Uhrinek
Marissa Webb

Class of 2021-2022:
Fernando Cacho
Michael Covert
Katelynn Everett
Andrew Greene
Emma Kilner
Jackson Lundfelt
Adam Piper 
Libby Piper
Alexandria Schuck
Beckett Swanson 
Lillian Szymkowiak
Theodore Triftshauser
Keira VanDerBeck 

Participating Schools:
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

Pictures from our 2021-2022 class:
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Pictures from our 2018-2019 class:


Pictures from our 2019-2020 class:



Genesee Youth Leadership Application for Admission Form 2022-2023