Lafayette Junior Leadership

How Do I Apply?

  1. Download the Commitment Statement. Review it with your guardian(s) and school. Sign your agreement and have your guardian and school sign their portion. Scan a copy of the signed document to upload when you complete the online application.
  2. Review the essay questions  and prepare your answers on a separate document. Review them to make sure there are no errors or mistakes. When you are ready to submit your complete application, you can copy and paste your answers into the digital form.
  3. Complete the online application. You will have to provide your personal information, answer the essay questions, and upload your signed commitment agreement.
  4. Applications are due by 5:00 pm Friday, April 20, 2018.

Do you need to submit a paper application? Call 337-408-3677 or email 

How Do I Nominate a Student?

We welcome nominations for Lafayette Junior Leadership students. If you know a student that is currently a sophomore attending school or living in Lafayette Parish, nominate them today!


What Is It?

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.

Student applications are available in the spring of participant’s Sophomore year of high school. The application is highly-competitive and between 25-30 students are accepted each year.

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Learn more about Lafayette Junior Leadership Tuition Partners.