EDUCATING & ADVANCING OUR YOUTH
The Youth Leadership Program of Boyd and Greenup Counties increases interaction between businesses and the youth in the region.
The program takes part in sessions designed to educate on community issues, encourage mutual respect and facilitate in a shared concern for a commitment to the advancement of Boyd and Greenup counties.
It is the goal of the Ashland Alliance to instill in these young people the responsibility for their own lives, and the lives of others and society, and to develop responsibilities for leadership in each area.
The program is comprised of 40 juniors from seven high schools in Boyd and Greenup counties and meets once monthly for seven months. Students are granted school attendance for sessions attended.
VISIT THE YOUTH LEADERSHIP WEBSITE TODAY
Visit the Youth Leadership website today at www.YouthLeadProgram.com
The application process for the 2023/2024 Class will begin March 6th and conclude on March 24th, 2023. Visit the link below to view the application!
2022/2023 YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IS IN ITS 29TH YEAR AND WILL GRADUATE 47 JUNIORS IN MARCH.
ASHLAND, Ky. — Youth Leadership of Boyd and Greenup Counties is in the final sessions of its 29th year. Our 2022/2023 Class consists of 47 juniors from our seven local high schools. Their February session, they are spending the day in Frankfort at the Capitol, Old Capitol, KY History Museum and finishing at the Capitol in House or Senate session. March session will be focusing on their next level of education and that will be held at Ashland Community & Technical College. Also, throughout the year, they are asked to complete a community project. These projects are something that will benefit their community. At graduation, they give a report on what their project was and how if benefited the community.
Participants in the program are juniors from the seven high schools in Boyd and Greenup counties. They spend one day a month in sessions that focus on such topics as: economic development, government, community improvement, arts & culture, volunteerism and leadership development. The program has two goals: the first is to instill in participants a sense of responsibility for their own lives and the lives of others; the second is to develop leadership skills so these young people can take part in shaping the future of our region.
Youth Leadership of Boyd and Greenup Counties is one of two leadership programs sponsored by the Ashland Alliance. It is also now one of three youth programs of its kind in the state of Kentucky. The two, Leadership Madison County and Carter County Youth Leadership, were modeled after our program with the assistance of Missy McCalvin.
We would also like to thank our committee of volunteers who give of their time to make this program a success:
- Chuck Williams – Chairman, Individual
- Jaime Bloss – Youth Leadership Alumni, Individual
- Matthew Donovan - Morehead State University, Ashland Campus
- Kim Harrison – Individual
- Jeremy Holbrook – The Neighborhood
- Katie Holbrook – Ashland Independent Schools
- John Humphreys - Marathon Petroleum Co. LP
- Alexis Mattingly – Youth Leadership Alumni, Individual
- Leon Mattingly – Marathon Petroleum Co. LP
- Ann Perkins – Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky
- Chrisha Spears - Individual
- Brittany Spillman - Ashland Community & Technical College
- Ryleigh Duncan - Greenup County High School
- Abby Meek - Ashland Paul Blazer High School
- Ashlee Steele - Russell High School
- Missy McCalvin - Ashland Alliance
PARTICIPANTS BY SCHOOL
ASHLAND PAUL BLAZER
Macie Bevins, Bryce Bussa, Charles "Walker" Conley, Laney Fannin, Holly Harris, Isabella Hill, Aubrey McCreary, Landon Mefford, Andrew Perkins, Abby Prichard, Ryan Runyon, Ella Sellars, Laney Sorrell, Emma Van Horn and Nathaniel Woolery
Mattox Hale, Kristen Ramey and Reagan Vipperman
Steven Day and Jayden Roark
Abi Harris and Thea Rice
Cameron Bell, Parker Fannin, Caitlyn Fraley, Shaelee Holbrook, Zaylee Keeton and Marshall "Ty" Tyson, Jr.
ROSE HILL CHRISTIAN
Nikita Hampton, Isabel Hensley and Jewel Stanley
Reese Cameron, Savanna Conley, Anna Derscha, Enzo Fressola, Reese Highfield, Sofia Ortiz, Ethan Pack, Reagan Parker, Rylee Parker, Kendall Queen, Ava Quinn, Jaden Skeens, Marianne Smith, Sophia Virgin and Macy Vonderheide
Ryleigh Duncan, Abby Meek and Ashlee Steele
Charles "Walker" Conley
Emma Van Horn
Marshall "Ty" Tyson, Jr.
Ryleigh Duncan - Greenup County High School
Abigail "Abby" Meek - Ashland Paul Blazer High School
Ashlee Steele - Russell High School