Cravins tells youth ‘You can have an impact today’
Former State Senator Donald Cravins, Jr. addressed more than 300 high school student leaders attending Louisiana Youth Seminar, July 19, on Louisiana State University’s campus.
“You’re here now. You can have an impact today. You are Louisiana’s today and Louisiana’s future,” said Cravins, a former LYS Program Director and current LYS Advisory Committee Member.
Cravins was the guest speaker before the time-honored LYS presentation of “Louisiana: A Dream State,” which pays tribute to the unique citizens, cultures and traditions of Louisiana.
“It’s about making this state a better place. I hope that you allow this program to do for you what it has done for me. We have an obligation to leave our state a better place than we found it,” said Cravins.
Cravins previously served as chief of staff to former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, a LYS alumna.He is the National Urban League’s senior vice president for policy and executive director of the Washington Bureau. He also serves as a captain in the District of Columbia Army National Guard Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.