Ryan Spiesz '22 has been selected to participate in Youth Leadership Buffalo in 2021. This is a leadership enrichment program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Ryan will take part alongside students from other schools throughout Western New York. The curriculum builds a foundation of leadership skills, an awareness of community issues, an appreciation for diversity and a commitment to lifelong community service.
Youth Leadership participants will meet once a month to explore Buffalo in an educational way to increase appreciation and awareness of the community. Topics of focus include economic development, social justice, arts and cultures, diversity and entrepreneurship.
“I wanted to participate in Youth Leadership Buffalo to learn more about issues facing our community," says Ryan. "My goal is to learn all I can and to have a positive impact on the community of Buffalo.”