Youth Bureau

Genesee Youth Lead

What is Genesee Youth Lead?


The Genesee Community College’s Accelerated College Enrollment (ACE) Program and Genesee County Youth Bureau have partnered together to offer Genesee County sophomores, juniors and seniors the Genesee County Youth Lead Program.  The program is focused on developing leadership skills within an individual through each specific session and through hands on experience. 

Program Benefits

The cost of the program for a student is fifty five dollars but what the students gets out of this program is worth a whole lot more. These students get the opportunity to learn about leadership in the classroom and then learn what is missing in their community after visiting and asking questions on the GYL field trips. They then get the opportunity to learn how they can help make a positive change in their community. The classes also work on developing the students’ individual leadership skills and how to use them effectively within a group and as part of a community.  The students focus on their strongest leadership skills and learn how they can be applied to their lives and futures. 


Genesee Youth Lead Criteria

 All students who apply for the Genesee Youth Lead program must be enrolled in 10th - 12th grade in a Genesee County High School. Applications are due by February as the program is only offered in the spring. Ideal candidates will have carefully considered and have the time to commit to the program where the classes are held weekly on Saturdays for eight weeks. Youth that complete the program are encouraged to use the skills and information gained through the experience to support the communities in which they live.

Genesee Youth Lead Topics

  •  Agriculture

  • Health and Human Services

  • Government

  • Law Enforcement

  • Tourism

Each session has been developed to focus on a specific topic that targets issues that 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

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-Bergern High School
Alexander High School

Pictures from our Spring 2015 Semester:

GYL Spring '15 class

Spring 2015


Genesee Youth Leadership Application for Admission Form 2017

Genesee Youth Leadership Registration Form Spring 2017

Genesee Youth Lead Residency Form

2017 Spring Schedule