Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders! Our Roving Leaders program helps teenagers develop life and leadership skills as well as explore challenging topics they face every day. We give students the power to make a difference and improve their lives and communities by providing resources to help young people understand how their environment and habits are connected. We teach problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our philosophy is to improve the lives of teenagers in Austin by offering a range of high-quality recreational, educational, and cultural activities.

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October 9 - December 15

The Courses below were designed to help students develop new skills, ignite their creativity, and expand their knowledge of community service and development. Our program will guide participants through a range of recreational and environmental activities that will help them unlock their potential and discover new passions. Additionally each week, we will focus on a different leadership theme, providing a unique learning experience that both challenges and inspires them.

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 Life Skills + Civics Courses


Life Skills Development Course for Teens

Participants will learn essential life skills such as effective communication, time management, problem-solving, and decision-making. These skills are crucial for personal growth, building positive relationships, and managing everyday challenges.

Personal Development

The program will focus on personal development, helping participants enhance their self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills. Participants will explore strategies for setting goals, managing stress, building resilience, and cultivating a positive mindset.

Career and Interview Skills (Advanced ages 15-18)

Participants will develop essential career skills, including resume writing, job search strategies, interview techniques, and professional networking. The program will also cover topics such as personal branding, professional etiquette, and workplace communication.

Basic Finance Skills (Advanced ages 16-18)

The program will provide participants with practical knowledge and strategies to manage their finances effectively. Topics covered will include budgeting, saving, investing, understanding credit, and making informed financial decisions.

Cooking Essentials Course for Teens

Participants will gain knowledge and skills in understanding the importance of a balanced diet, identifying nutrient-rich foods, and creating meal plans that meet their specific dietary needs. Additionally, the program will provide hands-on cooking demonstrations and tips for preparing delicious and nutritious meals. By the end of the program, participants will be equipped with the necessary information and tools to make informed choices about their diet and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Civics; Community Service and Engagement

Civic engagement and community service are essential for building strong communities, promoting democratic values, and addressing social issues. They foster active citizenship, create positive social change, and contribute to personal growth and skill development.

 

Digital Media Courses


Emerging Technology Digital Media Team

This course focuses on providing teenagers with the opportunity to explore and expand their creativity through the exploration of emerging technologies. The program aims to enhance their digital skills and empower them to become future leaders in the ever-evolving field of digital media and marketing.

Public Relations Digital Media Team

The objective of the course is to empower our digital media and marketing team to explore and implement effective strategies for creating content, ensuring online safety, and enhancing digital marketing efforts.
 

Recreational Activity


Sports Leadership Community Recreation

 The objectives for sports leadership are to develop effective leadership skills, understand teamwork and collaboration, learn strategies to motivate athletes, enhance communication skills for coaching and team management, gain knowledge of different leadership styles in sports, develop problem-solving and decision-making skills for challenging situations, and transfer leadership skills to other areas of life.

Community Outreach 


 

Pop-up #1: Community Outreach Sports 

October 20, 2023

Garrison Park Community Recreation Basketball Game

Community Rec Basketball

Pop-up #2: Community Movie Night  

Coming soon! Please sign up for updates and additional information. (Select Community Partners

*Transportation available upon request. If you have any questions, call us at (512) 974-3927 or email us here.

Contact RovingLeaders@austintexas.gov with any questions. Late additions are always welcome! 

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