As the Southlake Youth Action Commission wraps up another successful year, City staff are already planning for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC) held its final meeting on Monday, May 8. Southlake Mayor John Huffman visited the group as a guest speaker and answered questions about city leadership.

SYAC is a group of Southlake and Carroll ISD high school students interested in local government and leadership. They bring youth-related issues to the City Council’s attention and participate in community service projects annually.

Here’s a look at what SYAC accomplished during the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Conducted three clean-up sessions on Shady Oaks Dr. as part of the Adopt-A-Street Program
  • Developed a comprehensive marketing plan for the Southlake Arts Council's Southlake Presents Art Show and Competition
  • Attended the Texas Municipal League’s YAC Summit in Dallas
  • Participated in Intern Day with key city staff members and departments to learn more about local government
  • Presented to City Council during their April 18 meeting

Participating in SYAC is a great way to earn volunteer hours while giving back to the community. Previous SYAC members have secured internships with the City and have gotten accepted into prestigious college programs.

As this year closes, we look forward to next year’s cohort. If you are an exceptional student looking to get more involved in your community, learn about leadership, and participate in local government, submit your application today! Applications are due on August 30, 2023.


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