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LEAF - Louisiana Elite Advocacy Force

Teens in a circle

We are LEAF - the Louisiana State Youth Advisory Board. We advocate on behalf of current and former foster youth, work throughout the community to impact change, and strive to empower others through our organization's mission, vision, and goals!


  • Advocate with current and former foster youth to unite voices, and Change policies, laws, and perceptions in order to Empower youth to become leaders and reach their full potential.


  • A world/community where every child has the right to safety, a loving home, permanency and overall well-being in which they are able to build a successful future.


  • Utilizing negative experiences to facilitate positive changes for foster youth.

Membership Requirements
Members can be current or former foster youth that were in care between the ages of 12-18 years old and were in care for at least six months.
Must have demonstrated leadership through advocacy or youth support work and a passion to advocate at any capacity.
Members should be flexible and have good time management skills.
Members should be diverse and from all of the regions.


LEAF Partners

Louisiana DCFS logo
Healing Place Church logo

Empower 225 logo
James Samatarian logo

Goodwill Industries logo
Louisiana Methodist Children's Home logo

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