August 24-29, 2023 - Washington, DC

We are looking for 60 students in Lafayette Parish, currently in the 8th – 11th grade, to go to Washington, DC for the 60th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.”


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STUDENT SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (Please answer in 1 or 2 sentences)

1. What is one line from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that stands out the most for you?

2. What makes this line so important to you?

3. Do you have a dream for yourself, your neighborhood, your city or to make our world a better place? If so, please share what it is.

Please list a few of your hobbies, talents or extra-curricular activities you are involved in:

What is your racial/ethnic background? (Please select)

Are there any questions or comments that you would like to share?


  • Please submit this application no later than Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
  • Candidates who are selected will be notified by Monday, May 22, 2023

Trip Information:

  • Roundtrip Flight from Louisiana to Washington, DC is included
  • Hotel Stay is included
  • 2 Meals per day are included
  • Snacks are included
  • Students can earn enough to pay for their trip through the Summer Youth Work Experience Program with Acadiana Workforce Solutions (students can earn up to $2,800 for the summer)
  • Total Cost per person: $800
  • Students are asked to pay for half of their trip ($400 per person)
  • Scholarships are being raised to cover the other half of the trip ($400 per person)