Summer Youth Leadership Academy
The Expect Respect Summer Youth Leadership Academy provided a 5-week paid work experience for teens in partnership with the Austin/Travis County Summer Work-based Learning Program. The program aimed to increase job readiness for 29 Austin area youth at SafePlace and Manor High School. The teens learned from guest speakers, community activists and local artists and developed their skills for being leaders in their schools and community. They created PSA's and awareness campaigns to prevent violence and abuse and promote healthy relationships.