There’s something very encouraging about watching young people volunteer. Children, teens and young adults are our future. When you see them out in the community doing good, it gives you great hope for the future.
On Sunday, we recognized tomorrow’s leaders at our SpringFest event at Star Ranch. These high school juniors are already shaping the Austin community and having a positive impact on others.
SpringFest honors the efforts of our Community Youth Council (CYC). The CYC is made up of Austin area high school juniors. These students pledge to volunteer their time at The Settlement Home. This program not only exposes teens to the needs and volunteer opportunities at The Settlement Home, it also helps instill a life-long passion for helping others. We hope the young lives we touch through this program will go on to be the future leaders and philanthropists of the Austin community.
We also recognized retired professional tennis player Andy Roddick as our Community Leadership Award recipient. Andy accepted the award and spoke to the CYC members, parents and guests. Andy talked about how volunteerism has played a role in his life and how he hopes to continue that passion through the Andy Roddick Foundation.
Thanks to everyone who attended SpringFest and helped support the mission of The Settlement Home. Congratulations to our CYC on their past and future volunteer efforts! Thank you to our wonderful friend and the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Ed Clements.
Jenny Adams, Blake Allen, Charlie Ames, Matthew Andreo, Rebecca Barfield, Daniel Bates, Jr., William Beuerlein, Alex Blackburn, Logan Breen, Madison Bunner, Ford Campbell, Clare Campbell, Jackson Cantrell, Grace Carrier, Tess Cline, J.D. Coffin, Hannah Conkle, Kathleen Cooke, Parker Davis, Kel DeWeese, Trevor Dickey, Sofia Dieck, Zoe Dobson, Bobby Dwyer, Charles Dye, Emily Edelman, Sam Eichner, Avery Ferguson,Haley Forrest, Jenna Franklin, Jack Grace, Mathais Hanssen, Garret Hemphill, Keaton Hodges, Katie Holmes, Connor Howden, Cathlyn Jones, Ned Kaufman, Claire Kelsey, Michelle King, Matthew Kirksey, Madison Lauderback, Connor Lightsey, Connor Loose, Jack Meredith, Ian Moody, William Morris, Dalton Mulkey, James Nayden, Scott Onion, Abby Osgood, Anna O’Toole, Finley Patterson, Burke Plater, Rebecca Prideaux, Hayley Redding, Carter Reed, Peyton Reynolds, Rhett Riley, Reed Roberts, Michelle Ross, Kendra Schafer, William Selman, Stephanie Settle, Wyatt Simmons, Robert Sjoberg, Robert Slack, Ben Slaughter, Hallie Smith, Gabe Sperling, Molly Suttle, Matthew Trabold, Madison Villarreal, Hayden Waugh, Mary Patricia Wehmeyer, Catherine Wendlandt, Julieanne Whitehurst, Matt Wiley, Hayden Williams, Whitney Woodard, Will Yzaguirre, Morgan Zamen and Andrew Zucker.
Know a high school sophomore who would be interested in joining the next Community Youth Council? Contact Marilyn Willson at [email protected].