BYL Application

Thank you for your interest in the program!

The Bossier Youth Leadership program is a partnership between the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and Bossier Parish Schools.  Our goal is to grow the future leaders of our community by exposing high school juniors to various aspects of our community.  We hope to select students who have a genuine interest in our community, including those already serving as leaders, as well as those who might consider positions of leadership in the future.  Your applications will be read and scored (blind) by members of the business community, as well as representatives from Bossier Parish Schools.  You will be contacted by mail by May 15 after the BYL Class of 2017-18 has been selected.

Click here to see the Application Rubric so you know how applications are scored.

Student/Parent Commitment Form can be found at the bottom of this page.

2017-18 Bossier Youth Leadership Application

Student cost for Bossier Youth Leadership is $150. The Bossier Chamber of Commerce and several business sponsors financially support the program. If a scholarship for program cost is necessary, please email Jana Morgan at jana@bossierchamber.com or contact your school's counselor.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: APRIL 13, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS.

First Name *

Last Name *

How did you hear about this program: *

Age *

Gender *

Full Home Address (Box Number, Street, City, Zip) *

Home Phone: *

Daytime contact phone *

Name of High School *

Student Email *

Parent/Guardian Name *

Parent/Guardian Email *

MENS Cut Polo Size *
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Please complete the REQUIRED three (3) essays below. In your submissions, do not identify yourself by name.

1a. Describe your role in one high school extracurricular activity in which you have participated, and explain how it has helped you to develop leadership skills. Essay must be 75 to 125 words. (10 points) *

1b. Upload a letter from the activity sponsor describing your involvement and areas of responsibility for this extracurricular activity. (5 points) (Allowed file types: .doc, .pdf)

2a. Describe you role in a community-related activity in which you have participated during the last two years. Explain how it has helped you to develop leadership skills. Essay must be 75 to 125 words. (10 points) *

2b. Upload a letter from the activity sponsor describing your involvement and areas of responsibility for this community-related activity. (5 points)(Allowed file types: .doc, .pdf)

3. In an essay, explain what you expect to gain from participation in the Bossier Youth Leadership program, providing details on how this will impact your life both now and in the future. Explain how you would use your leadership skills to strengthen this program. Essay must be 200 to 250 words. (50 points) *

Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Excused absences are limited to 2 sessions and must be documented by parent and school. Absences that are not excused within 3 days of the session will be unexcused and the student will not be allowed to complete the program. Participants must be enrolled in the Bossier Parish School System for the entire school year.
Download the commitment form at the top of the page and fax to the Bossier Chamber of Commerce Attn: BYL Coordinator (318) 746-0357

Date Submitted:

2017 BYL StudentParent Commitment form