About LYS: A Seminar Like No Other.

The Louisiana Youth Seminar was established in 1971 as a summer leadership camp for high school students. Every year the Seminar is held at Louisiana State University for one week in July. During this week, students participate in many activities which focus on leadership skills, such as effective communication skills, setting and achieving goals, team building, understanding and accepting others, developing self confidence, conducting effective meetings and problem solving skills.

LYS enhances the leadership potential in each individual and provides leadership opportunities through hands-on experience.

We welcome all high school incoming juniors and seniors (and sophomores who are up to the challenge) throughout Louisiana. Students come to LYS via a variety of ways: selected by their schools, sent by their parents, recruited by past LYS participants or staff and by LYS friends and family. 

LYS is organized, staffed and directed by young professionals and college students who volunteer their time every summer. 

LYS is different because it focuses on leadership skills, it is open to all potential leaders, and because it recruits a diverse group of students. LYS has impacted over 10,000 young leaders over the past 45 plus years.

The LYS Wish for Leaders