Through a partnership with the Texas PTA, the Annette Strauss Institute offers a two and a half day camp at UT Austin to cultivate the active citizens and civic leaders of tomorrow. Driven by action civics, YES! (Youth Empowered for Success) Civic Leaders Academy combines civics content and 21st century skills by engaging rising high school seniors in hands-on programming to improve their own civic health and to empower them to make changes when returning to their communities. Student sessions provide resources, tools, and strategies to understand the importance of civic health, connect with diverse groups in a community, research community issues, analyze differing perspectives, develop advocacy campaigns, and coordinate community events.
Applications for June 2019 have closed. For more information contact, please visit Texas PTA website.
Youth Protection Program (YPP) Parent Guide