The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is a yearly-appointed body composed entirely of students that addresses issues affecting the youth of Louisiana.
State lawmakers created the La. Legislative Youth Advisory Council in 2007. The purpose of the youth council is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The 21-member youth council studies and addresses issues of importance to young people, including education, community service, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, underage drinking, and youth health and physical fitness, as well as other issues.
Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of applicants from across the state who display a strong interest in civic involvement. Two student members are selected from each of the congressional districts and additional at-large youth members are appointed who may represent a school-sponsored or community service club or organization which has a civic mission. Home schooled students are encouraged to enroll. They must be 14 to 19 years of age and being home schooled during the 2016-2017 school year.
The deadline for applications is March 25, 2016. Applicants may complete the PDF application or go to http://civiced.louisiana.gov. For additional information regarding the Council's activities, you can call (225) 342-2425.
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CHEF of Louisiana
Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Louisiana (CHEF of LA) is a non-profit organization that is comprised of Christian homeschool support groups across Louisiana. We represent over 1200 families who are educating their children at home, and are members of support groups affiliated with our organization.
CHEF of LA serves the local support groups by providing training events, homeschool information materials, media support, and legislative representation, in keeping with our mission to “protect and promote homeschooling” in Louisiana.
Our volunteer staff is available to assist our member groups with issues they face, whether it be a matter of group organization or matters with the state or community. For example, we recently navigated an issue with the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding homeschool students applying for a driver’s license. Also, we recently testified in court for a family in a custody hearing over a family’s decision to homeschool.
Much of our work is behind the scenes, making the world of the current day homeschool family safe. We work to see that your membership fees are well invested in your future.
Because we are a volunteer organization, we welcome your participation in the work, and would love to put your skills and talents to work in accomplishing our mission. So please let us know how you can help. We are always looking for people with skills of organization, computers, graphic art, writing, editing, and relationship networking.