AUSTIN, Texas—About 30 Central Texas high school student participating in the Austin Youth Leadership Academy at The University of Texas at Austin were honored Saturday (April 5) for their completion of a year-long series of workshops designed to motivate students to continue their education after high school.
The students Saturday participated in the final workshop program of a three-part series administered through the university’s Office of Admissions. Topics included: career choices, selection of the right college and financial aid opportunities.
The academy was created as a collaborative education project between the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and The University of Texas at Austin to encourage students to pursue higher education. The academy gives students an opportunity to experience firsthand the value of positive, quality “fun” learning experiences on a large, diverse college campus.
The academy is a free program consisting of three Saturday, one-half day leadership development workshops with a competitive application process. The elements provide training in leadership development, public speaking, goal planning, college financing and diversity training.
Students participating in the program are selected from high school students identified as young leaders for the Hispanic community within the Central Texas area. LULAC, District VIII, and The University of Texas at Austin have joined forces for the second straight year to make the morning sessions available to the students.
For more information contact: John Carvalho, Office of Admissions, 512-457-7464, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.