Saturday

All events will be held at the HAYS CISD Performing Arts Center unless otherwise noted. Session topics and times are subject to change. Download the YAC Summit App for the most current information.

Saturday, February 1

7:30-8:45 a.m. REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Get checked in, visit with sponsors, and network over breakfast.
8:45-10:20 a.m. GENERAL SESSION
Welcome
Mia Cariaga, KAYAC Chair; and Dominic Hernandez; KAYAC Vice-Chair
Opening
Travis Mitchell, Mayor, City of Kyle
Keynote Presentation
David Flood, Youth Motivational Speaker
10:20-10:30 a.m. BREAK
10:30-11:30 a.m. GENERAL SESSION
What’s Next?
This panel discussion will breakdown what life will look like after high school in areas like college, the military, skilled trade, law enforcement, and more.
Officer Dago Pates, Kyle Police Department; Suzi Mitchell, Hays CISD CTE Program; Military Recruiter; Skilled Labor Representative, and College Recruiter
11:30-11:45 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  • Life Essentials
    Attend this session to learn about financial health for future success. Topics include interest rates, credit cards, debt, managing your money, car buying, and loans.
    Irene Melendez, Broadway Bank (Sponsor); Vicki Vesa, Frost Bank (Sponsor); and Miriam Almanza, Frost Bank (Sponsor)
  • Career Success
    In this session, learn tips on business etiquette, dressing for success, resume writing, and job hunting.
    Courtney Joy, Function Girl, The Lean Startup; and Kevin Gilley, Texas State University 
  • Leading the Way
    Join this session to learn how to be a leader, build a team, and run an effective meeting.
    Cory Pack
    , Owner, State Farm Insurance Agency
1:00-1:45 p.m. LUNCH AND VISIT WITH SPONSORS
1:45-2:45 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  • Self Defense Class
  • Active Shooter CRASE
    The CRASE course will be taught by one of our Kyle Police Department trainers and will provide information about how to handle an active shooter situation. Participants will need to complete a permission slip to attend, found here.
    Officer James Plant, Kyle Police Department
  • Life Essentials (repeat)
    Attend this session to learn about financial health for future success. Topics include interest rates, credit cards, debt, managing your money, car buying, and loans.
    Irene Melendez, Broadway Bank (Sponsor); Vicki Vesa, Frost Bank (Sponsor); and Miriam Almanza, Frost Bank (Sponsor)
2:45-3:30 p.m. YAC VIDEO COMPETITION
All “This is How We YAC” video contest entries will be presented. The KAYAC group will narrow down to the top five entries and everyone will vote for a winner live Sunday. Click here to view video submission details.¬†
3:30-3:35 p.m. BREAK
3:35-4:30 p.m. NETWORKING
  • Youth Networking Session
    Get ready for a riff-off!
  • Adult Networking Session
    Don’t worry, no dancing!
4:30-4:35 p.m. BREAK
4:35-5:00 p.m. COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Students will be asked to bring items for the Hays Caldwell Women’s Center. More information and sign-up can be found here.
6:30-10:00 p.m. DINNER AND SOCIAL EVENT
Come enjoy an evening of bowling, arcade games, and a movie at EVO, a local entertainment venue. Pizza and cake will be served to celebrate 20 years of the YAC Summit!