Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council
The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature, and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The council studies and addresses a variety of issues of importance to young people such as education, mental health, civic engagement, the environment, and school safety.
Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of statewide applicants who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The thirty-one member council includes three students representing each of the six congressional districts and the remaining members serve at large. Applicants must be between the ages of fourteen and nineteen and enrolled in a public or private high school, charter school, home school, or GED skills program during the 2020-2021 school year.
The deadline to apply for LYAC has been extended to Friday, April 3rd! Follow the link below to the application form. In addition to the form and short answer questions each applicant must submit 2 letters of recommendation. The letters can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any questions.
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to be part of this amazing council!