Teenagers are encouraged to fill out an application to be part of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council.

If you have a son or daughter who is just itching to tell people what they think, or how they things should be done, then you should consider having them fill out an application for the LYAC.

This is an opportunity for students to let our lawmakers know what their lives are really like, what issues that they face on a daily basis, how they believe things could be changed through law, and it gives them a chance to understand about the structure of state government.

Here are just some of the issues that students will be asked to give information about including the following:

  • Substance abuse
  • Physical fitness & youth health
  • Employment
  • Community service
  • Education
  • How to help students increase their participation in government
  • Safe environments for young people
  • Underage drinking

The council is made up of thirty-one youth members with three students being chosen from each of Louisiana's five congressional districts.

If you you think your teen would be good at serving, your teen must be between the ages of 14-19, and they student must be enrolled in a public or private school, home-schooled, or they must be in a GED class as part of the 2019-2020 school year.

Students also are required to have two recommendation letters as part of the application process.

You can email about the program to the following address:

bellam@legis.la. gov

Or you can call 225-342-2370 to find out more information about this process.