Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (SKIL)

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About SKIL

Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (S.K.I.L.) is a program created in partnership between the City, the Carroll Independent School District and the Southlake Chamber of Commerce.  The SKIL Program seeks to facilitate opportunities for advanced engagement by the city’s youth whereby they become more than informants and contributors but are valued as collaborators and decision-makers.

This leadership program is a student and adult alliance for better government and a better Southlake.  Students will participate in a meaningful way to make the Southlake community better.  By training future leaders, we will foster an interest in good government and open ourselves up to a new generation of ideas.

​How to participate as a student

The SKIL leadership program selects 20 high school junior students from Carroll Senior High School at the beginning of each academic year. Each student that is interested in participating will need to apply during the application period (late August - early September) and submit their application at the senior high school.  A selection process will commence, administered by Carroll Senior High School, and the students will then be selected and begin their leadership journey.

2020/2021 Update

Students looking to apply for the program can do so beginning in September. Announcements for the application process will begin on Friday, September 4th and applications will be due on Friday, September 25th. Please contact Ms. Rebecca Colvin (AP US History Teacher) at Carroll Senior High School HERE for an application.

How to participate as a contributor

As mentioned earlier in this page, this is a partnership between three Southlake organizations that impact the lives of all residents of this community. Businesses and residents can contribute in a variety of ways to make the experience of these students better. If you would like to contribute to this program please contact the City staff liaison Daniel Cortez at (817) 748-8039.

2020-2021 SKIL Schedule

Topic Date
Introduction to SKIL Monday, October 19, 2020
 Internship Day #1 (TD Ameritrade) Wednesday, October 21, 2020 
City Administration & Finance Monday, November 16, 2020
Internship Day #2 (TD Ameritrade) Wednesday, November 18, 2020 
City Development & Planning Monday, January 25, 2021
 Internship Day #3 (TD Ameritrade) TBD 
City Safety & Security Monday, February 22, 2021
 Internship Day #4 (TD Ameritrade) TBD 
Day of Internship Prep
(Southlake Chamber of Commerce)
Monday, March 8, 2021
 "Day of Internship"
(Southlake Chamber of Commerce)
Friday, March 26, 2021
 Project Presentations Monday, April 12, 2021 
 State Government Day Friday, April 23, 2021
City Council Presentation Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Awards Day Thursday, May 20,  2021

Our Partners

For more information about any of our partners, please follow the links below.

Youth Entrepreneurship

TD Ameritrade
Since 2018,  TD Ameritrade has also volunteered to partner with CISD, the Southlake Chamber of Commerce and the City of Southlake to form a youth entrepreneurship component to the program. More information will be made available here as this component is further developed.