Youth LEAD

Youth LEAD is a program designed to develop and prepare students for future community support and leadership roles in Paducah/McCracken County. Youth LEAD targets high school juniors in Paducah Independent, McCracken County Public, private and home‐school systems. The students spend one day a month for five months learning about human needs and service learning, communication and career development, business and economy, law and government, and healthcare in McCracken County.

2018-2019 Youth LEAD Applications will be available in late summer.



Youth LEAD Class #7 for 2017-18 were recognized for completing the program during the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce’s Power in Partnership breakfast on April 12, 2-18. There were 25 participants this year representing Paducah Tilghman, McCracken County, St. Mary and Community Christian High Schools.

Members of the 2017-18 Class #7 are: 

  • Community Christian Academy – Madeline Muir 
  • McCracken County High School – Makayla Brindley, Madison Caylor, Dillion Dome, Hayden Faughn, Ryan Gillituk, Blake Hicks, Emma James, Prince Joshi, Haleigh McGregor, Bailey Newman, Jasmine Perry, Luke Resser, Madison Smith, Chaney Troutman, Reem Turkmani, Samuel Vasseur
  • Paducah Tilghman High School – Chloe Bilak, Lance Butler, Keyshun Curry, Grace Denton, Grace Raber, Addison Rogers, Katelyn Rogers, Brooklyn Ross 
  • St. Mary High School – Reid Courtney, Abbigayle Vannatter


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