Sunday, August 18, 2019

Southlake Youth Action Commission Provided Update to City Council

Representatives from the Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC) discussed group activities and accomplishments at the May 21 City Council meeting.

The student group that’s aimed at teaching students more about their local government, shared the report outlining their endeavors over the last year.

SYAC consists of seven members and seven alternate members enrolled in high school, who act as an advisory board to the City Council in all matters affecting youth programs and issues.  The intent of the committee is to bring youth-related issues to the City Council’s attention in addition to participating in community service projects.

Within the last year, SYAC members participated in a one-day internship where they worked alongside City staff and learned about City operations. The students covered topic areas such as the inner workings of City events from how they are organized to how volunteering works, to  DPS operations, from officer duties and training, to learning about environmental issues facing Southlake and how people are affected.

“The students in this program are very intuitive; they ask a lot of questions and are interested in how our City functions,” said City Staff Liaison Cassie Tucker, “Our youth play an important role in our communities, and SYAC is great youth leadership program that expands on the training and education of future leaders.”

To learn more about SYAC, visit the City’s website. If you would like to become a SYAC volunteer or learn more about the application process, please contact Cassie Tucker at 817-748-8036.