Leadership Oswego County Youth

A leadership training program for high school-aged youth, sponsored by Leadership Oswego County, SUNY Oswego and the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

What is Leadership Oswego County Youth?
Leadership Oswego County Youth (LOCY) is a program to develop skills in potential teen leaders. Based on Leadership Oswego County, an adult leadership program, the youth version teaches valuable skills using a network of established leaders, young and old alike. The curriculum is built on a trusteeship design (taking responsibility for one's community), reinforcing aspects of personal, team and community growth using a series of workshops combining discussions and activities that relate to the community of Oswego County. Once graduated from LOCY, students will be prepared to become involved in a number of leadership opportunities in Oswego County schools, agencies and other community service organizations.

Selection of Participants:
LOCY is targeted for freshman and sophomore students who have an interest in gaining leadership skills, learning about Oswego County and making a difference in their schools and communities. We encourage students with different geographic, athletic, academic, civic, religious, bilingual and travel backgrounds to apply. LOCY is available to appropriate grade-level residents of Oswego County. Students will need to complete an application that includes parent and school principal approval to participate. Applications are due in the spring for consideration of the following school year's program. Tuition for this program is $150 per student.

How to Apply:
For more information about Leadership Oswego County Youth or to receive an application, please contact the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3575. Information packets can also be obtained in all Oswego County high school guidance departments.

Schedule of Events

  1. Each LOCY class begins in September with an orientation for students, parents and school representatives.
  2. An overnight retreat kicks-off the training program. At the retreat, participants work through a number of activities that focus on team-building and communication skills. The activities are challenging, but a great deal of fun.
  3. The monthly sessions will run from October through May, during school hours.
  4. A project involving all members of the class will be accomplished outside of the class time.
  5. An overnight retreat and graduation ceremony in May will conclude the class.

Most sessions are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the CiTi/BOCES campus in Mexico.
Attendance at the orientation and the retreat are required.

Questions about LOCY?
E-mail Kristen Slimmer or Zach Grulich

Oswego City-County Youth Bureau/Parks and Recreation
70 Bunner St. 
Oswego, NY 13126