Y-LEAD focuses on developing leadership skills in middle school students.

Y-LEAD (Youth Leadership Exploration and Development) is a program at Hahira Middle School that fosters leadership skills within students through various social and service-oriented activities. As a result, our community will reap the benefits from these relationships as these students ultimately assume leadership positions in the future. Through this year-long program, students will be presented

Operating as usual


These 7th grade HMS Y-LEAD representatives are honored to serve at the CAC benefit featuring Ms. Elizabeth Smart!


HMS members enjoyed visiting Rotary today! It’s always a pleasure to be in their company!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 18/12/2018

Y-LEAD had the honor of helping pack
Christmas presents for children served by the Children’s Advocacy Center, as well as pitching in to clean the building. It’s always a pleasure to work with them! We appreciate all they do for our community!


Members learned so much from our assistant principal, Ms. Rico Tucker, about the rules of etiquette! Now, it’s time to put them into practice!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 25/09/2018

HMS Y-LEAD members are having a blast cheering on the Miracle League!

Y-LEAD 09/06/2018

We are looking forward to a phenomenal upcoming school year with Y-LEAD! You can access our new site here: https://sites.google.com/lowndes.k12.ga.us/y-lead/home

Y-LEAD Y-LEAD (Youth Leadership Exploration and Development) is an organization comprised of 7th and 8th grade Hahira Middle School students.


Another amazing year under the Gold Dome with Y-LEAD representatives from HMS, LMS, and PGM!


Y-LEAD members joined Rotarians today for lunch. There, they had the opportunity to network with our community’s finest leaders!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 10/10/2017

We are having a great time supporting the Miracle League at Freedom Park!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 01/06/2017

We're proud of our very own, Gray Patterson, for her feature in Valdosta Scene this month.

Photos from Y-Lead's post 05/05/2017

Powered by Purpose: what an incredible experience! These kids were the youngest group of leaders present, and they shined! So proud of them! We can't wait to return next year!

Timeline photos 05/05/2017

Y-LEAD is ready to find purpose!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 05/05/2017

And we're off! Prayers for self travels as 7th grade members head to Atlanta as the youngest group of leaders to attend Leadercast! We can't wait to hear some awesome leaders, including Tyler Perry!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 29/04/2017

DES Student Leadership Conference--watch out world! These kids are going to rock it!

Timeline photos 29/04/2017

PGM and HMS Y-LEAD members are having a blast at DES!

Timeline photos 29/04/2017

7th grade HMS Y-LEAD members are having a great time at Dewar Elementary's Leadership Conference! We are blown away by the leadership skills exhibited by their students!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 28/04/2017

Y-LEAD students had the honor of joining Mayor John Gayle in signing an anti-bullying proclamation today.

Photos from Y-Lead's post 13/04/2017

Some of our 7th grade Y-LEAD students are honored to serve as student leaders for Dewar Elementary's upcoming awesome leadership conference! They were able to meet and mingle with Dewar's young leaders...what bright futures in store!

Timeline photos 23/02/2017

Y-LEAD students are enjoying time with Judge Michael Boggs this morning. They have the honor of sitting in Georgia's highest court!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 23/02/2017

Fun times in Atlanta! HMS, PGM, and LMS unite and take on Dave and Busters!

Photos from Y-Lead's post 20/01/2017

HMS Y-LEAD loves Rotary!!! Each month, eighth grade representatives will join our community's finest leaders for lunch and networking. We appreciate them taking our students under their wings and modeling what "service above self" really means.

Photos from Y-Lead's post 05/11/2016

Mix and Mingle

Photos from Y-Lead's post 25/10/2016

We had an amazing time cheering on the players of The Miracle League!


Congratulations to our new,
7th grade Y-LEAD members!

Shaila Beavers
Hannah Bonner
Adair Carter
Madison Carter
Eriel Chappell
Chloe Lynn Collins
Rebekah Cooper
Kylie Cook
Sydney Corbett
Wyatt Crosby
Bella Denly
Maddie Denly
Sam Denly
Lauren Folsom
Evan Green
Payton Henderson
Avery Holder
Ethan Kolisz
Emma Miles
Rylie Parham
Gray Patterson
Hank Peagler
Laura-Paige Rambo
Zayne Ridge
Emma Schruijer
J.D. Smith
Mason Steel
Connor Stokes
Cameron White
Ella Whitener

Timeline photos 18/07/2016

Congrats to Shayla, Y-LEAD alumni, on her big win! We are so proud of you!

Congratulations to Shayla for winning Miss GA South Teen last night!!! She is wearing a gorgeous dress from Michelle's and she looks absolutely stunning!!! We are SO PROUD OF YOU! For your winning look, make sure you visit Michelle's where we can style and design that one of a kind look for you!

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