Lafayette Junior Leadership Action Project Project Proposal

Lafayette Junior Leadership Action Project Proposal

Do you have a creative solution to a community problem that could benefit from the energy, talent, and effort from dedicated high-school leaders?


As Lafayette Junior Leadership (LJL) embarks on its 28th program year this fall, we are turning the students’ education into action! For the first time in program history, students will rally behind projects that help find progressive solutions to community challenges.

Who should submit a project proposal?

Community agencies, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, educational institutions, or individuals with a BIG idea to tackle a community challenge. This organization or person will act as the primary liaison to work with the 8-12 person Lafayette Junior Leadership student team.

Eligible projects

  • May be a community service activity or the development of a proposal to address a community challenge
  • The project should be hands-on and leverage the talent and energy of high-school students
  • We will not accept proposals for projects that are solely focused on fundraising
  • The project scope must fit within the September-April time-frame

How does it work?

  • Complete a RFP with a big, bold idea (by July 6, 2018)
  • LJL Planning Committee will review the projects and select a short-list of projects (July 13, 2018)
  • Representatives from each short-listed project will present a pitch to the LJL class (August 4, 2018)
  • The project(s) selected will work with the LJL students from September-April
  • The LJL project teams will present their results/findings to the community during a graduation celebration (April, 2019)

Things to consider before submitting:

  • Is this the right time for you and your organization to focus on this project/initiative?
  • Are you open to the possibility that the project may morph, expand, or shift direction along the way?
  • Do you have one point person and a back-up that will act as the main liaisons with the project for the year?


For questions, contact Ashley Mudd, 337-408-3677.