YLC Program Info 2018-2019

The Youth Leadership Council year kicks off on August 26, 2018, with a free Summer Social! 

Join us at Abel’s on the Lake as we welcome former UT and NFL wide receiver Quan Cosby as our keynote speaker!   The event is free to all area high school students. The band, The Goo will be playing and we will have food and door prizes too. Come and learn about all of the amazing plans for this YLC membership year. 

Date:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 @ 6pm

Location:  Abel’s on the Lake, 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703 (event space upstairs)

RSVP: youthleadershipcouncil@wslaustin.org


2018-2019 Schedule of Programs 

All the YLC meetings will be held on Sunday at Abel’s on the Lake (in the event space upstairs).

2018/19 Meeting Dates:

August 26, 2018, 6-7pm, Summer Social Kick-Off Event, Abel’s on the Lake, with Quan Cosby former UT and NFL football player speaking and the band, The Goo.

September 30, 2018, 5-6pm, Abel’s on the Lake- “Technology and Philanthropy” with Speaker Kathy Terry, co-owner of P Terry’s Burger Stand and inventor of the app In Lieu

November 11, 2018, 5-6pm, Abel’s on the Lake – Matt Reintjes, the CEO of Yeti

• January 27, 2019, 4:30-5:30 pm, Abel’s on the Lake- Editorial Director of News and Public Affairs at KLRU-TV, PBS Austin, Judy Maggio

March  3, 2019, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Abel’s on the Lake -SaulPaul – A Musician with a Message

April 28, 2019–  3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Tarry House, Awards Celebration event


Past Speakers


Cory Redding-Former UT & NFL football player

Cecilia Abbott-1st Lady of Texas

Beau Armstrong-Chairman, President, and CEO of Stratus Properties

Ed Clements-Radio Personality, Austin’s Morning News talk show host, television actor with appearances in Friday Night Lights

Andrew Heller- Renowned performer and independent recording artist


Amy Simmons, Amy’s Ice Cream Founder

Ricky Williams, 1998 Heisman Trophy Winner and 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

Will Bridges, Musician and Co-Owner of Lambert’s BBQ, Antones-Austin’s Home of Blues, Arlyn Studios and Deep Eddy Cabaret

Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin

Sara Hickman, Singer/Songwriter, Vocalist and Musician

Mitch Morse, NFL Offensive Line (Center) Player for The Kansas City Football Chiefs, among the top 10 Rookies of the Year



Casey McPherson, Lead Singer of  Alpha Rev,  an Indie-Rock Band
“Leadership through Music and the Arts”

State Senator Judith Zaffirini
“Leadership through Government and Service”

Cotter Cunningham, CEO of Retail Me Not
“Leadership through Entrepreneurship”

Major General Tony Cucolo, UT Vice-Chancellor of Leadership and Veterans Affairs
“Leadership through Excellence”

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