Louisiana Youth for Excellence

Louisiana Youth for Excellence (LYFE), from the office of the Governor, was created to provide abstinence education and a positive youth development program to young people in Louisiana. The program provides (free of charge) age appropriate, evidence-based, medically accurate curricula from Choosing the Best, a leader in abstinence-centered education and includes topics such as: 

  • Character building applications
  • Reducing the rate of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • Mitigating the effects of at-risk behavior
  • Reducing the risk of teen pregnancy
  • Dealing with peer pressure
  • Reducing the number of high school drop-outs 
For more information about this fast-paced, exciting program, please call Christie Smith, Executive Director, Louisiana Youth for Excellence at 225-342-0425 or christie.smith@la.gov.