Friday, August 19, 2022

SYAC is Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year

Are you an exceptional Southlake teen/ Carroll ISD student? Do you love giving back to your community while simultaneously learning more about local government and how it affects your day-to-day life?

Participating in the Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC) gives you first-hand access to the City’s leaders and staff. Ever wonder how strategic decisions about which roads to build or which projects to finance are made? Want to connect with like-minded overachievers and emerging leaders?

The Southlake Youth Action Commission is a recommending volunteer body that serves as the youth voice for the City. In addition, SYAC members get to participate in various volunteer and learning opportunities throughout the year. If you are looking for a way to make your resume and college applications stand out, then apply to be on SYAC for the 2022-2023 school year!

Applications for the upcoming school year are currently open! Here are the requirements to apply:

  • Must be enrolled in 9th – 12th grade
  • Must be a Southlake resident or must attend a C.I.S.D. school
  • Members will serve an 8-month term, beginning in October and expiring in May (in tandem with the academic calendar)
  • Seven students will serve as board members, and up to 13 will serve as alternates
  •  Interested students meeting the qualifications must submit an application by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Learn more and apply today!

Southlake Youth Action Commission is Now Accepting Applications

Calling all civic-minded Southlake high school students: The Southlake Youth Action Commission is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

If being the voice of Southlake’s youth, learning about the City of Southlake, and participating in community events intrigues you, then SYAC is the place for you!

SYAC is a group of ambitious high school students who want to learn more about local government while making a difference in their community. Members meet once a month during the academic year to interact with different city departments, learn about government functions, and volunteer at exciting city events.

Joining SYAC is an excellent way to gain volunteer hours, make new friends, and boost your resume for college applications. When you become a SYAC member, you get the opportunity to connect with city staff and leaders to gain a better understanding of how the City functions. Highlights of the year include participating in Intern Day, specialized volunteer opportunities, and meeting with City Council members.

Here’s what former SYAC members have to say about their experience:

“I started SYAC my freshman year. It has been one of the best organizations to connect with the local government throughout my high school career. Interning and speaking with city officials monthly has taught me so much about Southlake and how the youth are vital community members. I highly recommend applying to this program if you are interested in government, politics, or just willing to explore new fields of study.” – Rishik Bethi, 2020-2021 SYAC President.

“Many residents don’t understand the importance that local government has on us. Through SYAC’s guest speakers, hands-on projects, and internship opportunities, I’ve not only learned how decisions that regularly affect me are made, but I also developed my own ideas and opinions on municipal decisions. Intern Day, especially, has always been a wonderful experience.” Katy Lin, 2020-2021 SYAC Vice President.

“As a part of SYAC, I was provided with an invaluable view into how city municipalities function. It has opened my eyes in terms of future career paths I can pursue. I enjoyed listening to speakers from different departments about what their daily tasks look like, the education they took, and how their career has changed throughout time.” Samad Rizvi, SYAC Member.

“SYAC is a great organization that allows students to explore and learn more about how the city is run. I love the Intern Day that SYAC does each year.” Sana Khan, SYAC Member.

Ready to take your knowledge of local government to the next level? Apply today! Applications are due on August 31.

Create Life-Long Memories With Us: Champions Club Now Hiring

Calling all recreation lovers: Champions Club is now hiring!

If you’ve dreamed about working with a world-class team creating life-long memories for your community, then now is your chance to apply for a job with us! Champions Club is hiring for a variety of part-time positions. No matter what your passion is, Champions Club has a job for you.

You can make a difference this summer by joining our team. We are looking for innovative team players who always put customer service and commitment to excellence first. If you love kids, then become a Child Watch Attendant or a Camp Counselor. If you are passionate about Aquatics, then a Lifeguard position or a Learn to Swim Instructor role could be the job for you. Working as a Fitness or Athletic Attendant would be the perfect fit for those that enjoy sports and fitness. If getting to know people and making them feel welcome is your talent, you would be a great Front Desk Attendant.

At Champions Club, we are in the business of having fun and providing world-class recreational opportunities to the Southlake community. Our team consists of enthusiastic and hard-working individuals who strive to make positive memories for our members. If you want the chance to work with friends, connect with new people, and make a difference in your community, then you should join our team!

Here’s what some of our staff had to say about working at Champions Club:

“Apply for our part-time positions this summer!! No matter what department you are working with, we are all one BIG TEAM! Our team is here to succeed. The ultimate goal is to provide the best experience to our community. This can include indoor and outdoor programs and athletics for kids and young adults, fitness and guest services attendants, childcare, and lifeguards. These positions can help provide guidance, direction, and experience for you to take to the next level!” Gretchen Morgan, Programs Coordinator.

“The managers are awesome, and the schedules are flexible. My coworkers are great. We get to provide world-class customer service.” Crew Borgeson, Guest Services Attendant.

“Working Part-Time is amazing. In my opinion, you never get the same type of day twice. Every day is a new adventure with new people and new experiences to walk through with amazing coworkers.” Mitchell Ouille-Programs and Athletics Recreation Attendant.

“Being a part-time employee for the City of Southlake Parks and Recreation department allows me to develop my passion and make great connections.” Lauren Batts, Athletics Specialist.

Make this a summer to remember! Apply today!