Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership New Braunfels is a program of the Chamber and the Leadership New Braunfels Alumni Association. This program for local high school sophomores and juniors aims to train students in leadership techniques and community awareness so they become familiar with current issues, community resources, opportunities and other factors influencing the direction of their community’s future.

The program begins in late August with an orientation and in September the students will attend an all-day retreat. Following the August and September activities, the class will meet once a month for seven school-day sessions from October to April, culminating with a graduation ceremony in late April. The sessions will cover topics such as leadership skills, tourism, history, arts, government, the justice system, health care, business and economic development, and education.

The program is open to incoming 10th and 11th grade students who have at least a “B” average at New Braunfels High School, Canyon High School, Davenport High School, Memorial Early College High School, Canyon Lake High School, Pieper High School, Smithson Valley High School or a local private school (residing within the NBISD or Comal ISD attendance zones). Tuition for the program is $300, payable upon acceptance to the program. Participants MUST have transportation to and from the Chamber Office each program day.

Interested participants will submit applications and references to the Chamber and final participants will be chosen anonymously by the Youth Leadership New Braunfels Selection Committee.

Introducing the Class of 2025!

Sydney Banks, Canyon High School

Ford Bechtol, Canyon High School

Charley Benson, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Daniel Cass, Memorial Early College High School

Leah Dorsey, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Eleanor Dorsey, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Rylan Frech, Canyon High School

Kaden Freiha, New Braunfels High School

Ale Gomez-de la O, New Braunfels High School

Farah Herring, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Jack Kahlig, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Ainsly Lindsay, Canyon High School

Callie Lucas, Canyon High School

Dane Lundquist, Canyon Lake High School

Harrison Mira, New Braunfels High School

Ashton Mund, New Braunfels High School

Rebecca Nabours, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Topher Nelson, Grace Preparatory Academy

Ziya Patel, New Braunfels High School

Emma Pruitt, New Braunfels High School

Marcos Ramirez, New Braunfels High School

Lucia Ramirez, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Abram Ramirez, Canyon High School

Abby Robinson, Canyon Lake High School

Charlie Schumann, Canyon High School

Abby Sciantarelli, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Ryan Traeger, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Savannah Valencia, New Braunfels Christian Academy

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