LMR’s role extends beyond leadership development to community engagement. Leveraging relationships with community partners provides needed expertise and capacity to create opportunities for LMR members to impact the quality of life in our region. We have created relationships with key organizations like Partnership for the Future, Team Excel, and the Virginia Mentoring Partnership to engage community leaders to create positive impact in the lives of youth in our region. Providing the conditions for positive youth development is a responsibility shared by families, schools, and our community. LMR’s youth programs, Coaches RVA and LEAD UP RVA are designed to address youth leadership and create supportive connections with our areas youth and our region’s community leaders.