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 year, GYL Night Out.

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 Nicole Berg at nberg@genesisshelter.org or 214.389.7701.


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

2023-2024 Board President

Michael Anorue

Odera Akachukwu
Serene Attek
Sarah Blettner
Kendal Bohnsack
Brandy Brasfield
Jessi Cain
Anna Grace Carey
Henry Ceverha
Meagan Chapman
Tom Chiarello
Cody Cravens
Matthew Davis
Brian Dean
Holly Dozier
Brittany Dunn
Zalika Dyson

Alex Ewing
Anna Gerber
Alex Grady
Ellen Griswold
Leticia Hernandez
Brownlee Hopkins
Greg Hopkins
Megan Hughes
Bora Laci
Carly Mann
Kelsey Merritt
Elise Nichols
Josh Pannell
Caylee Phillips
Lauren Purdy
Lynsay Quinn
Alli Reynolds
Kayla Riley
Kennedy Robinson
Josh Runion
Diana Saleh
Alexus Salinas
Logan Shiels
Lyric Stephenson
Chelsea Talley
Averille Taylor
Frances Tubb
Rachel Urquhart
Annie Walker
Avery Walker
Nikki West

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.