Local Impact: Animals
Local Impact: Community
Local Impact: Disaster Relief
Local Impact: Education
You must be 14 years old or older. Visit the website to learn more!
Local Impact: Environment
Green Spaces Alliance has three programs: Land Conservation, Urban Land & Water, and Picture Your World youth photography. The Alliance also provides conservation services, workshops, events, and volunteer opportunities – most prominently at the Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve and at over 50 community gardens across San Antonio.
Volunteer opportunities vary by the season as well as by current needs. Learn more!
Local Impact: Health
If you are between ages 13-18, a strong leader, interested in online social networking, and motivated to take action against digital dating abuse in your school or community apply today!
Local Impact: Homelessness
Local Impact: Hunger
Are you a teen between age 12-19? Loving DreamSA? Get more involved and apply to be a DreamSA Teen Ambassador today.
As a Teen Ambassador you will work closely with the City’s Project Worth program, and gain:
- School and community involvement
- Leadership skills
- Public speaking experience
- Communication skills
- Build your Resume
- Enhanced scholarship opportunities
- Training on teen health topics, civic engagement, and community programming
- Opportunities to attend special events with community agencies and elected officials
- Recognition as a DreamSA Teen Ambassador at community events
To apply, download the application, fill it out with parent consent form, and return to Project Worth (see application for details)!
The Youth Advocacy Council (YAC), a project of Healthy Futures of TX, empowers San Antonio area teens to become leaders of change in their community regarding sexual health education and teen pregnancy prevention through civic participation at the local and state level. The deadline to apply for the Youth Advocacy Council is June 18, 2018.
The Mayor’s Fitness Council Strives to promote healthy living in San Antonio. The mission of the Student Ambassador Program is to involve youth in improving the health of San Antonio. Applications will open up in the Fall of 2018 and available to students grades 6-12. Students have the opportunity to become leaders by initiating a healthy service project that needs a need in their community.
MEYO’s purpose is to provide an environment that supports personal development, community service, post-high school dedication, and solid character formation. We try to nurture the passions of our participants Monday-Thursday 4-6 pm.
The San Antonio Youth Commission is comprised of 22 high school youth leaders, two members from each City Council District and two Mayoral appointees. Each appointee is selected for a two-year term and is vetted through the City of San Antonio’s Board and Commission process.
The Youth Commission meets monthly to plan events and programs that give a voice to the concerns of San Antonio’s youth. Spots are limited and are filled on a rolling basis with qualified candidates. Recruitment for the 2018-2019 school year is currently open. Visit the website for instructions on how to apply.
Summer of Service (SOS) is dedicated to education through service and travel by providing students with the opportunity to learn abroad in order to better their own communities and serve back home. We provide multiple monthly service opportunities here in San Antonio, and various travel opportunities in the summer. We see a world in which all young people – no matter their background – believe in their power to make a positive difference in their communities.
This summer SOS is leading a delegation of student ambassadors to the Sister Cities Youth Leadership Conference in Aurora, Colorado from August 1-5. This summit will help youth develop effective problem solving strategies, leadership skills, and insight on international affairs. The youth who attend this conference will learn how to different national interests drive international cooperation on critical issues. The program costs $1750 and registration is open until May 1st. For more information or to register click here.