Kerrville Area Youth Leadership Academy (KAYLA)

Kerrville Area Youth Leadership Academy (KAYLA)

Class of 2023-2024

Application Packet / Schedule

The Kerrville Area Youth Leadership Academy (KAYLA) will develop youth leaders committed to learning about local government and provide an overview of the complexity and variety of opportunities available through public service. 


  • Kerr County resident & currently enrolled in 9th – 12th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Must complete the KAYLA application in full and provide a letter of reference from their principal or nominating teacher.
  • Must have a valid email address and must check the email address often.  Notification of meetings will be sent via email to all KAYLA members.
  • Must not have previously served as a member of KAYLA. Membership limited to one year.

Attendance Requirement: 

  • Due to limited enrollment, attendance is very important.  KAYLA members must be committed to attend all meetings and participate in at least one volunteer opportunity offered by the City.  By signing the application, you commit to the following:
  • Be on time for each KAYLA meeting. Meetings will start promptly at 4:30 pm.
  • Stay for the duration of meeting – do not leave early. Meetings will end no later than 5:30 pm.
  • Contact the Staff Liaison, at least 24 hours in advance, by email or text if you are unable to attend a KAYLA meeting for any reason.
    • Excused absences include: school activities and family emergencies. Must contact the Staff Liaison at least 24 hours in advance to be considered for an excused absence. Verification of situation may be required.
    • More than three absences will constitute removal from the program. Please understand, there are only seven meetings. Please review the attached schedule to ensure there won’t be an ongoing conflict with your school or activity schedule.

Term of Membership:  One School Year (October – May)

Number of Members:  Maximum of Ten

Regular Meeting Time:  Second Thursday of each month (October– April) at 4:30 pm

Regular Meeting Place:  Kerrville City Hall, 701 Main St., Kerrville, TX 78028 

KAYLA Schedule 2023-2024
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Staff Contact:


Megan Folkerts
City of Kerrville, 701 Main Street, Kerrville, TX 78028

Ph. 830-258-1113, Fax: 830-792-8346