NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Applications for the 2020 class of Youth Leadership New Braunfels are available at The deadline to submit the fully completed applications and references is May 23, 2019. This program has graduated more than 600 young leaders since its inception in 1997.

Youth Leadership New Braunfels is a program of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership New Braunfels Alumni Association. This program for local high school sophomores and juniors aims to train students in leadership techniques and community awareness so they become familiar with current issues, community resources, opportunities and other factors influencing the direction of the New Braunfels community’s future. 

The program will begin in September with a parent and student orientation and an all-day retreat. Following the September activities, the class will meet monthly for seven school-day sessions from October to April, culminating with a graduation ceremony at Seekatz Opera House. The sessions will cover topics such as leadership skills, tourism, history, arts, government, the justice system, health care, business and economic development, and education.

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