Regional, State, and National Organizations
Northwest Louisiana Teen Advisory Committee
The Northwest Louisiana Teen Advisory Committee (NWLA TAC) is an organization filled with students who are interested in law and legislation in the Northwest Louisiana area. Click here for information about applications.
Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council
Now in its tenth year, the Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is a body created by state law which is composed entirely of high school students with an interest in representing the voices of young people across the state. It opens the line of communication between youth and the legislature and gives students the opportunity to be involved in the workings of government. The thirty-one student members are appointed each year, three from each of the state's congressional districts and the remaining members at large. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education oversees the work of LYAC and selects its membership.
American Legion Auxilary Louisiana Girls/Boys State
The program epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women and men as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women and men become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government at the state level.
American Legion Auxilary National Girls/Boys State
The program epitomizes the ALA’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women and men as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women and men become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government at the national level. *YOU MUST HAVE ATTENDED GIRLS/BOYS STATE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS*
National Senate Youth Program
Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in meetings with the president and a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
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