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Mother Son Dance April 30th, 2016

This Saturday, we will host our 2nd annual Mother & Dance at Greater St. Luke's Baptist Church.


The YLA is now accepting applications for Fall Academy. Please contact Tonya Robertson at the YLA office for more information! The deadline for applications is Thursday, August 23.

Y2012 Summer Academy Smoky Mountain Trip


Leadership and educational opporunities can be obtained through many different outlets, including travel! The Academy is headed to the Great Smoky Mountains for a Summer trip filled with extensive leadership opportunities, plus a great week of fun! The boys will visit locations such as Ruby Falls and Rock City in Chattanooga, Tennessee before heading to the GreatSmoky Mountains National Park.

YLA Partners with Catholic High School

The Young Leaders’ Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc. and Catholic High School (CHS) recently established a partnership in an effort to make CHS a more attainable goal for many of the young minorities in the program. The main goal in the partnership is to increase interaction between Catholic High students and the boys in YLA for a more natural transition. Catholic High’s plan to encourage this interaction includes: inviting YLA to the CHS spring band concert, having YLA nights at CHS sporting events, participating in service projects together, tutoring and encouraging the YLA participants to attend CHS summer camps.


2012 Mother Son Dinner Dance

On Saturday, May 5, over 275 Academy boys, parents and guests attended YLA’s Second Annual Mother Son Dinner Dance, “A Black and White Affair.” The event included a fashion show, a dance specifically for the mothers and their sons, a delicious sit-down meal and tons of fun on the dance floor. YLA is the only organization in the area to put on this unique and fun opportunity for mother-son bonding, and it is one of the biggest of the year for the Academy. If you were unable to attend this year, make sure you mark your calendars now for the Third Annual Mother Son Dinner Dance in May 2013. We’re getting bigger and better every year! For more pictures from the event, "like" us on Facebook!

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