When young men and women stand together, there’s no limit to what we can do.

Genesis Young Leaders


Founded in 2001, Genesis Young Leaders (GYL) is a group of young professionals who share a commitment to ending domestic violence in our community.

The mission of GYL is to eliminate family violence through volunteerism, education and community awareness. Members volunteer monthly with the children staying at our shelter, attend educational events and networking happy hours, and host one of the cornerstone events of the winter season, the GYL Masquerade Ball.

Genesis Young Leaders are advocates and educators who believe that if we all work together the spread the same message, we can put an end to domestic violence.

Join today by signing up below. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Corley at ecorley@genesisshelter.org or 214.389.7714.


Be a leader in your community and take a stand against domestic violence.



Be a leader in your community and take a stand against domestic violence.

Genesis Young Leaders Board of Directors

2019-2020 Board Presidents

Emily and Dalton Potts

Melody Akhavan Abbey
Michael Anorue
Serene Ateek
Tamara Boozell
Brandy Brasfield
Sarah Byerley
Camie Carlock
Heather Cole
Caitlin Conner
C.J. Donald
Brittany Dunn
Brownlee Fielder
Amy Foxman
Kelsey George

Jessica Giraudon
Kirstin Godat
Guy Griffith
Nicole Griffith
Virginia Hock
Michelle Jacobs
Lear Johnson
Maverick Lezar
Caitlin Maddox
Kate McCumber
Melissa Panella
Alina Parker
Emily Pruitt

Jessica Rolls
Brooke Roshell
Jenna Rowley
Andrew Rowley
Mitchell Sanders
Andrew Shaddock
Lisa Shaddock
Molly Slusher
Jordan Rolfe Stimpson
Ty Stimpson
Will Stripling
Ally Van Deuren
Kimber Westphall
Christian Wright

It’s time to set an example for our generation and stand up against domestic violence.

A Patron Membership refers to a regular membership with an additional monetary donation. The added contribution is used to provide life-changing services to the 3,700 women and children who rely on Genesis each year.

You may join at any time of the year! Our membership drive is always open.