You Lead was established in 2001 as a leadership development program designed to bring Young County citizens together to develop leadership qualities as they identify and explore local issues and needs. The 2007-2008 class represents a broad spectrum of Young County employers.
The program year begins with a kick-off retreat complete with guest speakers and team building exercises. Monthly classes include Young County History; Agriculture, Oil & Gas; Education; Local and Regional Economy; City, County and State Government; Social Services and Child Care; and Civic Clubs and Community Foundations. The class concludes with a graduation program in May. You Lead is facilitated by the Graham Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Cooperative Extension. The 2006-2007 You Lead class are the hosts of the 2007-2008 program, led by co-chairs Lynn Day and Becky Richardson.