BATAVIA — The Genesee County Youth Bureau is seeking applicants for the Genesee Youth Lead Program.

Applicants should be a Genesee County high school student entering their freshman through senior year. The deadline to apply is Sept. 3.

The eight-month program is focused on developing leadership skills within an individual through each specific session and hands-on experience. Each session will have a different focus on our community and leadership.

The Youth Lead Program will take place at GVEP BOCES beginning from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting Oct. 13. The program dates are Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Youth who complete the program are encouraged to use the skills and information gained through their experience to support the communities in which they live.

The selection process will be done through an application and interview process by the staff. The class size is limited.

The program will cost $75 for each student. If there is an economic hardship, contact the Genesee County Youth Bureau.

Contact the Genesee County Youth Bureau with questions at (585)344-3960 or at

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