Warren Beck Youth Leadership Program (WBYLP) began in 2010 to promote leadership development of youth in Geneva County. The 2021-2022 class consisted of sixteen participants, representing all four high schools in Geneva County. Participants are selected through an application and interview process.
Monthly sessions introduce these high school juniors to various aspects of the local community and economy. Themed sessions include agriculture, business, healthcare, law, military, non-profit organizations, and state government.
In 2021-22, WBYLP added an additional opportunity for participants: Universal Orlando Leadership Class. This trip added significant expense, so participation is voluntary and requires a small financial contribution from participants choosing to attend. The generous financial support from WRC&D makes this trip possible. The class was lead by the former Director of Entertainment for Universal (international). He worked with WBYLP students to sharpen their leadership values and lead them in a group activity in which they started a business.