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.

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Visit the Youth Leadership website today at www.YouthLeadProgram.com

The current application process is going on now through April 22nd, 2022.  Visit the link below to view the application!

Youth Leadership Application

PROGRAM GRADUATES 39 AREA STUDENTS ON 28TH ANNIVERSARY

ASHLAND, Ky. — Youth Leadership of Boyd and Greenup Counties held its 28th Annual Graduation and Banquet on March 22, 2022 at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center.  It was a great success with 39 juniors from our seven local high schools completing the requirements of this program. During the evening they also gave a brief report on their community projects that they have to complete through out the year. These students did a tremendous job!

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, Classy Limo – Chairman
  • Jaime Bloss – Youth Leadership Alumni, Individual
  • Kim Harrison – Individual
  • Jeremy Holbrook – The Big Idea Camp
  • Katie Holbrook – Ashland Independent Schools
  • Alexis Mattingly – Youth Leadership Alumni, Dinsmore & Shohl
  • Leon Mattingly – Individual
  • Ann Perkins – Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky
  • Chrisha Spears - Ashland Community & Technical College
  • Brittany Spillman - Ashland Community & Technical College

Senior Representatives:

  • Emily Bloss - Raceland-Worthington High School
  • Landon Humphreys - Ashland Paul Blazer High School
  • Meredith "Paige" Fraley - Russell High School

Staff Liaison:

  • Missy McCalvin - Ashland Alliance

GRADUATES BY SCHOOL

ASHLAND PAUL BLAZER

Tiffany Alfaro, Victoria Brown, Sydney Clark, Alexandrea “Lexie” Fannin, Chloe Frame, Aubree Hay, Gracen Layman, Abby Leeper, Abigail “Abby” Meek

BOYD COUNTY

Sara Bays, Lyndsey Ekers, Carter Gibson, Rylan Holbrook, Katelyn Justice, Sydney Kinnel, Kiersten McKnight, Carly Mullins, Emma Sparks

FAIRVIEW

Ryleigh Blair, Troy Daniels, Ashton Stidham

GREENUP COUNTY

Ethan Blevins, Ryleigh Duncan

RACELAND-WORTHINGTON

Anna “Sophie” Hale, Kaitlin Kartchner, Alexis “Lexi” McCoy, Kassidie Moore, Abigail “Abby” Newland, Bailee Schirtzinger

ROSE HILL CHRISTIAN

Reagan Evans, Caleb Smith, James “Brennan” Stephens

RUSSELL

Josie Atkins, Kaylie Conley, Harper Grizzle, Raegan Osborn, Sydnie Sheridan, Ashlee Steele

SENIOR REPRESENTATIVES

Emily Bloss, Meredith “Paige” Fraley, Landon Humphreys

Tiffany Alfaro

Victoria Brown

Sydney Clark

Alexandrea “Lexie” Fannin

Chloe Frame

Aubree Hay

Gracen Layman

Abby Leeper

Abigail “Abby” Meek

Sara Bays

Lyndsey Ekers

Carter Gibson

Rylan Holbrook

Katelyn Justice

Sydney Kinnel

Kiersten McKnight

Carly Mullins

Emma Sparks

Ryleigh Blair

Troy Daniels

Ashton Stidham

Ethan Blevins

Ryleigh Duncan

Anna “Sophie” Hale

Kaitlin Kartchner

Alexis “Lexi” McCoy

Kassidie Moore

Abigail “Abby” Newland

Bailee Schirtzinger

Reagan Evans

Caleb Smith

James “Brennan” Stephens

Josie Atkins

Kaylie Conley

Harper Grizzle

Raegan Osborn

Sydnie Sheridan

Ashlee Steele

Emily Bloss

Meredith “Paige” Fraley

Landon Humphreys

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