The idea of LEAD is to advance our ability to lead ourselves and develop leadership capacity in others. With the increasing opportunities for influence and impact in our communi­ties, we want to give particu­lar attention to the privilege and responsibility of raising leaders among us and through us in the community.

It is through people that we impact people. One of our primary responsibilities, then, is to develop people in service to the impact we envision as a YMCA association.

Leadership starts with us. It begins when we lead ourselves toward growth and development, and continues as we gain an increasing ability to lead others in their own growth and development toward realizing the mission.

This project is design to give focused attention on developing our capacity to lead self and others.