Program invites teens to learn about City government
The City of Round Rock is once again teaming up with Round Rock ISD to host its popular UniverCity citizen education program for high school students.
Round Rock Teen UniverCity is a program that gives juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience the inner workings of city government. The course aims for students to use their experience to learn how youth can have a voice in local government issues and explore future career opportunities in public service.
The program will run from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 16. Each day, students will learn about different facets of city government by participating in presentations that include interactive tours of facilities and hands-on activities. The participants will visit departments such as City Council, Fire Department, Information Technology, Finance and Parks and Recreation.
Exciting experiences throughout the program include a tour and discussion of the future development of downtown Round Rock, an exercise with Communications to learn about interview best practices, an escape room activity, and an ATV tour of parks and sports facilities. Throughout their department visits, participants will meet with various city officials and staff, learn strategies for improving the community, network and learn about career development.
The program will meet from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. each day and will include a catered lunch for each participant. The program is open to juniors and seniors who attend school in Round Rock ISD, and the class will be composed of at least two to three representatives from each Round Rock ISD high school.
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Source: City of Round Rock