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Southlake Youth Collaboration Council

At Southlake we believe that the patient’s perspective is key in our ability to deliver exceptional healthcare services. The Southlake Youth Collaboration Council (SYCC) is part of the Patient and Family Advisor Program and is made up of youth advisors between 12 and 18 years of age. The goal of the SYCC is for youth to work in partnership with staff, physicians and community partners when discussions, plans, and decisions are being made about the delivery of healthcare services at Southlake to include youth perspectives.

What is a Youth Advisor?

A Youth Advisor is a newly created volunteer position under the Patient and Family Advisor Program at Southlake. Any person between the ages of 12 and 18 who, within the past five years, has been a patient or a family member of a patient at Southlake or is receiving healthcare related services in the community may apply for a Youth Advisor position. The role includes, but is not limited to, participating on the SYCC, special projects or working groups with Southlake staff and physicians to: 

  • Assist in the planning and design of programs, services, and facilities
  • Assist in the development of various quality improvement initiatives and projects
  • Provide input into policies, processes, and educational materials
  • Evaluate services provided

For more information on the requirements, responsibilities, time commitment, benefits, and opportunities of becoming a Youth Advisor, please review our Youth Advisor Position Guide or email

How do I Apply?

Please ensure that you have reviewed this page and the Youth Advisor Position Guide before applying.

Click on the Apply Now button below to access the Youth Advisor Volunteer Application Form. Please complete all areas of the application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. If you do not wish to submit your application, you may exit the application form at any time by closing your browser. All information will be lost.

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All Youth Advisor applications are processed through Southlake's Community Resources Department.

Please note that submitting an application and/or being interviewed does not guarantee a position as a Youth Advisor.


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