Teens in Leadership Training (TILT) is a 10 week  leadership and job readiness program for students 16-18 years of age. It gives teens the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful employees with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.  

Be a Leader

Students at Austin ISD high schools meet twice a week to participate in ice breaker type games, team build, learn and discuss leadership topics, have opportunities to do internships, receive assistance filling out City of Austin job applications, help building a resume, interview tips, and receive CPR/First Aid certification training. Successful graduation from the program gives teens the opportunity to apply and interview for Activity Specialist positions with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department in our Summer Playgrounds Program. 

 seven teens holding Leadership Awards upon TILT completion

When and Where

  • Austin ISD High Schools
  • Twice a week – Monday-Friday / 4:45 - 6 pm

How to Register

A Parks and Recreation Participant Waiver Form can be emailed to you or the waiver form can be obtained from our TILT staff who will be on campus for recruitment events at Austin ISD High Schools. You can also contact us via email at TILT@austintexas.gov or by calling (512) 974-3922.