Dear 2016 Delegates,
Leadership. It’s calling to you.
Welcome to Louisiana Youth Seminar! This year marks the 46th Louisiana Youth Seminar and our LYS theme for 2016 is “Leadership Awakens.”
Here at LYS we want you to have no worries and this week we will strive and challenge ourselves to reach our fullest leadership potential, while meeting new people and making great memories along the way. Whether you are new to LYS or have been counting down the days since last July, LYS holds a wealth of opportunities and experiences for each of you.
I would like for you to begin this week by asking yourself: If you knew you could not fail, what new things would you try? What great things could you accomplish? What talents might you discover? I invite each of you to approach this week with an Hakuna Matata attitude, because at LYS you truly cannot fail. You will be amazed at the personal growth and discovery that can occur in just one short week. I challenge you to be open-minded, have fun and give this week your all. I promise you will not be disappointed.
LYS also has a motto to guide you throughout this week: “No Man Is An Island.” Each staff member was in your shoes once before and understands the journey you are about to embark on. Your Counselor and Junior Counselor will be a source of knowledge and support, and your Home Group will become your greatest friends and encouragers.
I am confident that if you embrace the LYS experience, this week will be the most rewarding of your life. LYS shaped me into the leader I am today, and I know it can do the same for you. Whether in your school, friend group, family, athletic team, community or nation, LYS will help you find the leader within you, so you can make an impact.
I am so excited to meet each of you and oh I just can’t wait to see YOU lead! Together, we will walk with pride, with leadership as our guide, and raise high the flag of LYS!
LYS love and mine,
LYS Program Director
P.S. Head Table really likes to award Group of the Day to loud, enthusiastic groups that wear noticeable, creative costumes, from head to toe! Let’s see that LYS spirit!