Southside High School civic students attend UTSA Youth Voter Fest

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On Saturday, September 30th, at UTSA, three Southside High School civic groups, the National Honor Society, Student Council, and Advanced Placement (AP) social studies students, had the opportunity to participate in Youth Voter Fest, the inaugural event that kicks off Youth Voter Week in San Antonio. Southside students had the opportunity to meet with San Antonio City Council members and local non-partisan organizations and interact with a mock voting system. Eligible students registered to vote, and they all learned the importance of civic engagement within their community. This event was also organized by the UTSA Civic and Community-Engaged Leadership, which operates the UTSA Engaged online portal used by GivePulse that allows UTSA students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations to record their service hours, find service opportunities, and connect with various non-profit and community organizations. Through UTSA Engaged, those associated with UTSA are added to subgroups and utilize the portal to keep track of all service events and record hours. The event serves as one of the many extension learning opportunities the Southside High School social studies department participates in, allowing students the opportunity to interact with the institutions and individuals within their community directly.