Kyle Siskron-Leonard

Kyle Siskron-Leonard

School Board, Altoona Area School District, PA

2023 Endorsement

Kyle is a committed and passionate individual with remarkable accomplishments in community advocacy, music, and certified peer support. He has lived in the Altoona Area for a significant part of his life and is highly motivated to make a positive and lasting impact in the community.

Soon after he graduated from high school in 2017, Kyle actively involved himself in various community groups. In addition to participating in multiple music ensembles, Kyle participated in foreign language and drama clubs, demonstrating exceptional leadership and dedication. His enthusiasm earned him the position of Student Director in his senior year, an accomplishment he is particularly proud of.

Following his dreams of pursuing music education, Kyle enrolled at Penn State University. Though pursuing his goals and aspirations in the university, Kyle found that he wanted to have a more direct and meaningful impact on his community. With time, Kyle's focus shifted to becoming a certified peer support professional to effect change in his community. He has since been at the forefront of advocating for policies that promote student well-being and mental health.

Through his initiative, Kyle has relentlessly sought to protect vulnerable students from all forms of violence and discrimination. He also seeks to provide valuable resources to teachers, such as adequate supplies and professional development opportunities, to ensure they have the tools necessary to support their students effectively. With his deep commitment to the community, Kyle has set his sights on occupying a position on the school board, where he believes he can contribute towards shaping the future of his community.