Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership New Braunfels is a program produced by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and its Leadership New Braunfels Alumni Association for tenth and eleventh graders who attend New Braunfels High School, Canyon High School or a local private school (residing within the New Braunfels High School or Canyon High School attendance zones).

Youth Leadership 2020 Class Roster:

Hailey Abbott – New Braunfels High School

Kate Adams – Memorial Early College High School

Abigail Alley – New Braunfels High School

Brett Atkinson – Canyon High School

Hudson Baese – Canyon High School

Trinity Behling – New Braunfels High School

Jackson Bendele – New Braunfels High School

Taylor Cattarin – Canyon High School

Hartley Clark – New Braunfels High School

Daniella De Luca – New Braunfels High School

Eli Gilbreth – New Braunfels High School

Daniel Gomez-de la O – New Braunfels High School

Hailey Heitmeyer – Canyon High School

Ethan House – New Braunfels High School

Maya Langendorf – Memorial Early College High School

Abigail Lawson – New Braunfels High School

Avery Leidy – New Braunfels Christian Academy

Ethan Lindsay – New Braunfels High School

Whitney Lohse – Memorial Early College High School

Hailey Macho – New Braunfels High School

Jack Mayo – New Braunfels High School

Evelynn Merritt – Canyon High School

Emily Miller – Canyon High School

Omar Mora – Canyon High School

Gavin Payne – Canyon High School

Raylee Rutledge – New Braunfels Christian Academy

Adrianna Shuck – St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Seth Underwood – New Braunfels High School

Daphne Williams – New Braunfels High School

Emily Windrow – New Braunfels High School

James Windrow – New Braunfels High School

Objectives

  • To identify students who have demonstrated leadership qualities or display a potential toward leadership
  • To select a class of approximately 30 participants who represent a diverse group of students
  • To present in-depth programs to acquaint participants with community needs, opportunities, problems and resources, and to allow interaction with community leaders
  • To provide opportunities for students from different environments to know one another and develop a level of trust and respect

Purpose
The purpose of the Youth Leadership New Braunfels program is to train students in leadership techniques and community awareness. They will become familiar with current issues, community resources, opportunities and other factors influencing the direction of their community’s future. Through their participation in the program, the students will be prepared to make a positive impact on the quality of life in their community.  Youth Leadership New Braunfels has graduated over 600 students.

Program
Youth Leadership New Braunfels is a series of seven school-day sessions covering areas such as city/county government, economic development, social needs, personal skills and other key topics in our community. The program also includes an orientation with parents, a full-day retreat and a graduation ceremony. This program will present in-depth classes that will acquaint participants with community problems and resources and allow interaction with community leaders and decision makers.

Tuition
Tuition for the program is $200 and includes meals, breaks, supplemental transportation and course materials. Sponsors subsidize remaining cost of the program. Scholarships may be available but the participant is expected to personally pay a minimum of $50.

Applicant Selection
Participants for Youth Leadership New Braunfels are selected based upon their completed application. The programs seeks students who represent a cross-section of New Braunfels. The following criteria will be used in selection:

  • Must demonstrate interest in acquiring leadership skills
  • Must be willing to commit to attend all class sessions
  • Must have parent(s)/guardian(s) permission
  • Must have principal’s permission
  • Must have at least a “B” average
  • Must attend New Braunfels High School, Canyon High School or a local private school (residing within the New Braunfels High School or Canyon High School attendance zones)