HWS Youth Leadership College (YLC)

The Youth Leadership College began in 2012. Originally developed by Caroline Dosky ’12, MAT ’13, YLC serves as part of the Centennial Center’s commitment to Geneva 2030 efforts to "advance the Geneva schools and build a stronger community." YLC offers an accessible curriculum that challenged young students from the Geneva community to explore leadership in unique ways. Each semester, YLC coordinators (HWS students) lead and teach workshop sessions for 30 elementary school students from West Street School. The Youth Leadership College empowers elementary school children to sharpen their leadership skills through a series of three sessions based on the Centennial Center’s signature model: leading self, leading others and leadership in action. Each of the sessions offers activities involving reflection, interaction and collaboration for students as early as first grade. YLC coordinators work closely with teachers and administrators in the Geneva City School District to develop lesson plans and facilitate sessions that provided first graders with the leadership tools necessary to create a positive change in the Geneva community.


603 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-4550


Youth Leadership Program Hits North St. Elementary

Youth Leadership College at West Street


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