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, Davenport High School, or a local private school (residing within the New Braunfels High School or Canyon High School, and Davenport High School attendance zones).

The 2022 class marks the 25th group of high school sophomores and juniors to go through the program, which has graduated nearly 700 young leaders since its inception in 1997. The 2022 roster of 34 sophomores and juniors consists of 12 students from Canyon High School, 3 students from St. John Paul II Catholic High School, 2 students from Davenport High School, 16 students from New Braunfels High School, and 1 student from Memorial Early College High School.

Applications for the Youth Leadership New Braunfels Class of 2023 have closed. 

Youth Leadership 2022 Class Roster:

Safiya Ahmed - New Braunfels High School
Bradlee Bechtol - Canyon High School
Anna Christian - Canyon High School
Stacy Cox - Memorial Early College High School
Lola Daffin - New Braunfels High School
Samantha de Lemos - New Braunfels High School
Emma Etheredge - New Braunfels High School
Nathalie Freiha - New Braunfels High School
Kenadi Garner - New Braunfels High School
Luke Gately - Canyon High School
Dillon Horadam - New Braunfels High School
Brynn Jendrzey - Canyon High School
Justin Johnson - Davenport High School
Ryan Johnson - Davenport High School
Jackson Lee - New Braunfels High School
Samuel Lillibridge - New Braunfels High School
Jadon Lindsay - Canyon High School
Elizabeth Maresh - New Braunfels High School
Kendyl Martinez - Canyon High School
Griffin Mayo - New Braunfels High School
Kayla Moczygemba - John Paul II 
Aiden Muckenfuss - Canyon High School
Katherine Palomo - New Braunfels High School
Pooja Patel - New Braunfels High School
Caroline Perches - John Paul II 
Kirsten Quantz - Canyon High School
Randi Rush - New Braunfels High School
Ryder Rutledge - New Braunfels High School
Brayden Sealey - Canyon High School
Madeline Seebeck - John Paul II 
Kyla Trlica - New Braunfels High School
Jackson Villagran - Canyon High School
Brooklyn Wiley - Canyon High School
Peyton Wirebaugh - Canyon High School


  • 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

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.

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 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.