Founded by Ohio State Representative Marilyn John, LeaderRichland is an annual event of Richland Community Development Group (RCDG), The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College.

During the three-day event, 7th and 8th-grade students meet with area professionals in multiple career fields including trade skills, finance, services, healthcare, education, non-profits, and manufacturing.

LeaderRichland encourages young people to pursue careers and educational goals available locally.

Each year this program rotates between young boys and girls, with even years being for boys and odd years for girls.