The Leadership Institute of Acadiana, in partnership with One Acadiana, is accepting applications until Friday, April 20 for participation in Lafayette Junior Leadership.
Lafayette Junior Leadership is a youth leadership program for high school juniors attending public, private or home-school in Lafayette Parish. The Leadership Institute of Acadiana is encouraging high school sophomores to apply for the program to participate in their junior year.
The program strives to create an exceptional and educational experience for its participants while empowering them to become the next generation of leaders.
“We recognize that high school students are our community’s future leaders. We hope that by engaging them with the current challenges our community faces and empowering them to have a voice in pursuing possible solutions, we can build life-long leaders,” said Junior Leadership Chair Heather Blanchard.
Those selected will attend nine sessions from August to April. Session days cover topics such as parish and state government, social services, volunteerism, healthcare, technology, college survival, and the local economy. Students learn leadership and problem-solving skills, meet students from other local schools, and have meaningful discussions.
The program will accept approximately thirty students. The program ends with a graduation celebration to which family and friends are invited. Tuition is $200 and is due upon acceptance into the program. Students may also request scholarships to participate.
Junior Leadership is now entering its 27th year. It is one of three programs administered by the Leadership Institute of Acadiana as part of a partnership with One Acadiana, along with Leadership Lafayette and Intro Lafayette. The Lafayette Junior Leadership application is available at www.leadershipacadiana.org. For questions or more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.