Regional Youth Leadership is a program for outstanding high school students in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area who demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to community service. Competition for this group of young leaders was intense. Forty-six students were selected from approximately 200 applications.
Students attend eight sessions during the year. The program uses the community as the classroom to increase their awareness of regional issues and resources, identify and develop their leadership skills, and define their roles and responsibilities as young leaders. Topics such as diversity, law, health care, money matters, arts and culture, leadership, local government, economic development, and criminal justice are explored at various locations such as Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Police Academy, Fidelity, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Northern Kentucky University, Toyota, US Courthouse, etc. In addition to their monthly sessions, the students also participate in community service activities.
Keszei will begin his junior year at Glen Este High School in September. He consistently strives for excellence in the classroom and on the field.
He lettered in football and basketball at Glen Este High School as a sophomore and plays on Ohio Crossover, a traveling select basketball team in the spring in summer. He is a member of St. Veronica Parish in Mt. Carmel.