Youth Leadership Academy makes a difference

Youth Leadership Academy participants sit in front of 2016 summer project July 2016 Summer Youth Leadership Academy Participants

The 2017 Expect Respect Summer Youth Leadership Academy will provide job sites in Austin and Manor in collaboration with the Austin/Travis County Work-based Learning/Summer Youth Employment Program.

Teens ages 14 to 18 will create multimedia projects to promote healthy relationships and to prevent harassment and abuse. Programming runs from June 5 through July 7 and provides 20 hours of paid employment per week for 30 teens.

Applicants must:

  • Be 14 to 18 years of age (14 by April 1, 2017); youth with disabilities may participate up to age 22
  • Live in Travis County
  • Currently attend school
  • Have a valid social security card & school ID or report card to complete I-9 process
  • Complete Job Readiness Training (JRT)

For information and to sign up for JRT, please contact 512.854.4590 or visit the Travis County youth employment program website.

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