Jefferson Community Youth Leadership (JCYL)

Jefferson Community Youth Leadership (JCYL) presented by 1st Lake Properties is an eight-month leadership program for high school junior and senior students.


The mission of JCYL is to provide a lifelong commitment to leadership in Jefferson Parish. The program is open to high school junior and senior students in Jefferson Parish public, private, and parochial schools. The curriculum includes an opening and closing/graduation ceremony, as well as instruction on relevant topics in key areas. One of the many positive learning experiences is an opportunity to present to the Jefferson Parish Council. JCYL is FREE to both schools and students. It is our desire to give students an opportunity to grow their leadership and teamwork skills while making a marked impact on the community. The year starts with a Kick-Off Retreat to facilitate the intense discussion and interaction amongst students from all schools. We then move to six (6) monthly thought-provoking sessions that expose our students to the many facets of our Parish and how they fit into the fabric of our community.