Some of Louisiana’s most outstanding students have been selected as new members of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) and will work together over the next year in an effort to influence the legislative process and make the state a better place for young people. A new council is selected annually and is composed entirely of students to address issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. LYAC is overseen by the Louisiana Commission on Civic Education.
Now in its fourteenth year, LYAC facilitates communication between youth and the legislature and gives students the unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. LYAC members have the opportunity to study, meet with elected officials, and propose legislation in the upcoming regular session.
Members of the council are selected from around the state and display a strong interest in civic involvement and leadership. These 31 students are dynamic, well-rounded individuals that go through a rigorous selection process. Three student members serve from each of the six congressional districts and the remainder serve at large. The members must be in grades nine through twelve and enrolled in a public, private, or charter high school or participating in a home study program.
Kaden Jackson, sophomore at Grand Lake High School was chosen as a member of the 2021-2022 Legislative Youth Advisory Council, at large.