Some of our key youth leaders

Yearning to reach young people, Nicholas Moore joined the staff of RYO as a Rochester Youth Year worker right after graduating from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2012 and served until it closed 2 years later.

With a BA in Liberal Arts, minor in Fine Arts, and concentrations in social science, religion, and philosophy, his objective as Program Director was to reach out to teens in the community through developing lasting relationships, hosting interactive events, and integrating the arts.


Nick has a strong background in community development. His related experience in Rochester includes counseling fellow students throughout his college career; working with and encouraging young adults as a GED tutor at the Center for Youth; providing a trusting environment, along with academic and social guidance, as a mentor/tutor at the House of Mercy; and serving as an after school counselor at School #3, planning events, directing activities, and mentoring troubled youth.  He’s motivated and passionate about improving the city of Rochester through giving young people a voice in community development. As an active musician for over 12 years, Nicholas has experienced how art can empower an individual to give back and support the next generation. Through RYO he is fervently helping youth explore their creative interests while assisting them as they make a lasting impact on their surrounding neighborhoods.

Kelly Clancy was the program art coordinator at Rochester Youth Outreach. She graduated from Nazareth College in 2013 with a BS in Fine Arts and a minor in Religious Studies, with concentrations in Printmaking and Philosophy. Kelly has exhibited artwork at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester Art Awake festival, Nazareth College, and the Rochester- Finger Lakes Exhibition.

kellyctemplateKelly has received several artistic recognitions such as Studio Art Student of the Year, as well as Nazareth’s President Braveman Award and Purchase Award. Kelly worked as a set painter for the JCC’s Center Stage production of Funny Girl in 2013, and has been consistently commissioned for artwork. She currently continues to thrive in the local art scene while interning at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.


With five years of experience as a touring musician and lifelong experience as a fine artist, Kelly has found that music and arts can be a therapeutic outlet for all ages, as well as a source of personal empowerment. Her objective with RYO is to reach out to local youth through developing their artistic skills in order to foster individual talent through collaboration and creativity.

Paolo Marino graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelors of Science in Fine Art in 2013 and has studied and performed as a drummer for twelve years.  While in college, Paolo interned in Berlin at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien as a printmaker.


Paolo is active in Rochester’s local arts and music scene, having performed with touring bands, recorded on three records, and winning various awards for artwork including Nazareth Studio Arts Student of the Year. Paolo is committed to sharing his experience and expertise with the community to help others excel with their talents.