Young leaders from Captain Shreve High School and Caddo Parish Magnet School participated in the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy recently. “Light the Torch and Lead” was the theme of the program where 50 young high achievers increased their effectiveness over four days of intensive training. The Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business sponsored the program which includes training in communication, interpersonal cooperation, creativity, healthy competition, campaign competence, and non-partisan public policy education.
The academy participants represented 15 parishes from Caddo to Orleans. The girls honed leadership skills, learned cultural differences, and built respect for each other as they participated in activities on Nicholls State University campus and the Baton Rouge Capitol with interactive speakers and leaders ranging from author to entrepreneurs to legislators to Los Angeles improv actors.