Middle school and high school students develop leadership skills throughout our summer Youth Leadership Program. Participants are trained alongside their peers in group facilitation, communication, problem solving, nonprofits, and fundraising. Then, they put this learning into action: leading or co-leading our Family Volunteering Activities and designing service projects to benefit the community. They stay on our service pathway and help inspire the next generation of volunteers and community leaders.
Teens take on a leadership role in our organization, positioning them for lifelong community leadership.
Teen Co-Leads (Middle School) train and assist our experienced Activity Leads at some of our larger activities, while completing an independent project to help our community.
Teen Leads (High School) train and work with our volunteer families to improve our community and teach our youth about empathy, hard work and service, while completing a group project of their choice.
Applications for our summer 2019 Youth Leadership Program will be accepted from February 12th to April 12th.
Apply for the Youth Leadership Program
Completed applications are due at 5pm on April 12th. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the program.
A completed application includes:
We will be hosting a June session and a July session for each age group.
Teens will be selected for the program based on the merits of their application, references and group interview.
Space is limited.
Learn how our Youth Leaders stay engaged with Generation SERVE year-round:
Want to hear what our teens think of the program? Read blog posts from our middle and high school program participants here and here.
Register your family with Generation SERVE to receive communications about year-round opportunities for teens and check out our Teen Service page for other teen service opportunities.
Our Youth Leaders in Action
Teen Leads preparing to lead the
Caritas of Austin family volunteering activity
Teen Leads at CPR training
Teen Co-Leads working together at their Crew Cluster meeting
Teen Leads pose for a picture at their Teen Huddle meeting
Teen Lead leading activities at Sammy's House Splash Day camp!
Teens helping to lead an activity at Caritas of Austin
Teen co-leading at El Buen Samaritano food pantry
Teen Lead taking picture of families with the cards
they made at a Front Steps Card Making activity
Teen Lead, Mahir, introduces volunteer families to the Carrying Hope activity
Teen Service Day at Austin Humane Society
Teen Leads ready to read a story and lead a service activity at Whole Foods Kids' Club!
Teen Co-Leads participating in guided inquiry training during their orientation week
Teen Co-Leads with honorary Youth Lead, Texas First Lady, Cecilia Abbott
Teen Lead visits with a resident at Barton Hills Assisted Living!
Teen Leads, Aydan & Dylan, ready to lead an activity!
Teens help to lead a Generation SERVE corporate service fair!