Eva Martinez began her journey with the Austin Police Department Summer Youth Leadership Program her Fourth Grade year and remained a dedicated student within our program. She also exuded a great sense of leadership abilities and knowledge to lead her peers when performing assignments, tasks and special service projects. Eva has an infectious spirit which made her a perfect candidate to be our program Teen Leader Captain with all the leader duties to keep the group informed and on task. Through our relationship with the City of Austin Emerging Leader Program Eva was selected to participate as a summer intern to be paid summer COA employee. This program provided her great opportunity to make money to help her single parent mother with the needs of their family. We here at the Austin Police Department wish her nothing but the best that life has in store for her and her future.
Graduate Brian Benitez graduated from KIPP Collegiate Austin High School. Brian began his journey with the Austin Police Department Summer Youth Leadership Program his Seventh Grade year and proved his dedication to the program goals and objectives by exemplifying strong leadership skills and ability. Every summer Brian was a key lead in logistics for our summer program he along with a crew of students had the responsibilities of setting up hydration stations, food /snack stations, equipment and uniform inventory and issuance to name a few of his unlimited duties. Brian performed his duties and carried himself with excellence. We are proud of Brian and his accomplishments and applaud his love for our program and his family. We wish him nothing but the best in his pursuit of education and a career.