- AWARD WON: 2013 Bright Idea
- AWARDEE: Leadership Fayette County
- DESIGNEE: Fayette County, WV
- JURISDICTION: West Virginia
Like much of Appalachia, Fayette County needed a mechanism to encourage youth to return home after completion of their higher education. Leadership Fayette County is a year-round program and curriculum that exposes youth to opportunities, people, and agencies within the county, and provides these youth with leadership tools to enhance their college prospects, and upon completion of their higher education, access to the growing local economy and its future opportunities.