The LYS Story

Many of those who attend LYS have difficulty explaining “what” LYS is. 

That’s because it’s more than just a weeklong leadership seminar full of chants and cheers, sessions and lessons.

LYS is...

an indescribable feeling.

an indestructible community.

an indefinable life-changing experience.


At LYS, we believe:

"No man is an island. No man stands alone.

Each man's joy is joy to me. Each man's grief is my own.

We need one another. So I will defend each man as my brother... each man as my friend."


Harper's Story

Harper, a past delegate, recently sent us a letter reflecting on her days at LYS. She perfectly captured the essence of "what" and "who" LYS is.


Harper's story is like so many others' stories. As Harper beautifully wrote:

LYS gave me confidence to explore and discover who I truly am, instead of accepting who I had been told I was supposed to be….

LYS taught me that everyone is fighting a battle, everyone has a dream, and we are all human — it’s as simple as that….

LYS taught me lots of skills too! Problem solving, communication, team building, setting and achieving goals, and the political party process.


Your LYS Story

LYS gives delegates like Harper the tools, skills and confidence to do the best they can do — and to be the best they can be.

This can be your story too.

But don't wait to register for LYS 2017, which takes place July 16-21 on LSU's campus. Slots are filling up quickly.

Register today and spread the word about LYS 2016.