LEADERSHIP FOR THE YOUTH OF NIAGARA COMMUNITIES

LYNC is an eight-month leadership development program designed for youth to discover the leader within while learning about our community.   

Participants in LYNC receive a thoughtfully structured and exclusive opportunity to:
  • collaborate with other students from 12 participating high schools
  • examine important institutions impacting change and innovation in WNY
  • analyze complex social trends and issues affecting our community, our nation and across the globe
  • investigate avenues for personal success in education, civic involvement and
  • beyond
  • LYNC is facilitated and mentored by a team of leadership experts and community leader

EDU 228 AT NIAGARA UNIVERSITY FOR COLLEGE CREDIT

Participants can extend their learning and receive college credit in our EDU 228 course taught by Dr. Paul Vermette of Niagara University. The 3-credit course focuses on the issues of diversity and globalization, democratic citizenship, leadership in personal and organizational frameworks and individual development.

LYNC CLASS OF 2020

PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS

Barker High School

Grand Island High School

Lewiston Porter High School

Lockport High School

Newfane High School

Niagara Academy

Niagara Falls High School

Niagara Wheatfield High School

North Tonawanda

Royalton Hartland High School

Starpoint High School

Wilson High School

CONTACT YOUR LYNC COORDINATOR TO APPLY:

Mike Gendrue - Barker

Brendan McCabe - Grand Island

Richard Lindamer - Lewiston Porter

Deanna Schmidt- Lockport

Glenn Smith - Newfane

Amy Crocker- Niagara Academy

Cheryl Vilardo - Niagara Falls

Rick Meranto- Niagara Falls

Lisa Lindamer - Niagara Wheatfield

Katie Harrington- North Tonawanda

Colleen Albee - Royalton Hartland

Clement Smith - Starpoint

Alison Faery - Wilson

LYNC EXPERIENCE

Thank you to

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2020 LYNC Flyer

2019-2020 Session Dates

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LYNC 2018 GRADUATES

LYNC 2017 GRADUATES

LYNC 2016 GRADUATES

LYNC 2015 GRADUATES

LYNC 2014 GRADUATES

Testimonials.

"From LYNC, I've created deeper friendships with some people I would have never otherwise met, gone out of my comfort zone more often, and experienced life's opportunities more often."

- Madison Edwards, Newfane High School

"I have learned so much about leadership but also the community. My old definition of leadership was turned on its head and I'm beginning to see what kind of leader I am and will be in this world."

- Tyler Kugler, Royalton Hartland High School

"I learned that leadership is not just about leading others, but it is about listening to others. This will change my leadership and my view of those who lead."

- Adam Dryfhout, Grand Island High School

"My experience here made me realize that I need to help out more in my community. I realized that even a little help could make a difference."

- Lauren Candlena, North Tonawanda High School

"What I have learned in LYNC so far is being a leader is not as easy as it sounds because you need to learn how to put others first, learn how to analyze and solve problems, and listen to others."

- Nicole Perry, Niagara Wheatfield High School

"I learned that there is a whole other part of our community that people don't realize even exists. I have become a better person because of LYNC. I have grown and am better at making decisions, playing key roles, and taking care of others."

- James Spanbauer, Niagara Falls High School