The Young Leaders' Academy of Baton Rouge, Inc. (YLA) exists to nurture the development of leadership abilities of young African-American males, empowering them to improve the quality of their lives and assist them in becoming productive citizens.

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Responsibility: To take charge of your actions.
Initiative: The ability to set into action.
Courage: To act in the face of fear.
Loyalty: To be faithful.
Enthusiasm: To be excited.
Unselfishness: Think of others first.

If in my mind I can conceive it, and in my heart I can believe it, then certainly I can achieve it!

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