Lafayette Junior Leadership is a unique youth leadership program designed to educate, inspire, and retain future leaders for our community. Sophomores enrolled in private, public, or home-school in Lafayette Parish are eligible and encouraged to apply for the program.

This youth leadership program is offered to high school Juniors over a 9-month period. A one-day retreat opens the program and is followed by 8 monthly full-day sessions held in September through April, with a graduation ceremony in May. Monthly sessions are held from 7:45 am to 3 pm. Students learn leadership and problem solving skills, meet students from other schools in their community, and have worthwhile discussions on community enhancement and leaving an impact.




Leadership Lafayette applications now available!

Intro Lafayette registration now open!

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