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). 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.

2024 Youth Leadership New Braunfels Class Roster

Lauren Austin, New Braunfels High School

Claire Bailey, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Berenger Barr, New Braunfels High School

Paige Beeghley, New Braunfels High School

Anna Benson, Canyon High School

Bailey Benson, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Kassie Braune, New Braunfels High School

Hayley Carden, New Braunfels High School

Aiden Engelhardt, New Braunfels High School

Sydney Garcia, New Braunfels High School

Ashley Gates, Canyon High School

Reyna Gold, Canyon High School

Stella Hernandez, New Braunfels High School

Natalia Huckaby, New Braunfels High School

Phillip Kapavik, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Georgia Mayo, New Braunfels High School

Travis Migura, St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Edward Niland, New Braunfels High School

Parker Ott, Canyon High School

Hayden Owen, New Braunfels High School

Collin Pence, Canyon High School

Javan Penniman, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Campbell Pounds, New Braunfels Christian Academy

Sydney Robinson, Canyon Lake High School

Riley Svajian, New Braunfels High School

Graham Taylor, New Braunfels High School

Cooper Tharp, New Braunfels High School

Addison Wiley, Canyon High School

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