Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (SKIL)

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

All Juniors at Carroll Senior High School are eligible to apply for SKIL, and any private school or home school student that is a resident of Southlake. The SKIL leadership program selects 25 high school junior students (20 of which are Carroll Senior High School students). Each student that is interested in participating will need to apply and submit during the application period.  A selection process will commence, administered by Carroll Senior High School, and the students will then be selected and begin their leadership journey. 

2022/2023 Update

Students looking to apply for the program can do so beginning September 06, 2022, until September 23, 2022. Eddie Morman ([email protected]) with Carroll Senior High will serve as the primary point of contact for any student with questions. For any city-related questions or if you would like to contribute to the program, please contact the City staff liaison Bora Sulollari (817- 748-8645 or [email protected]).

2022/2023 SKIL Schedule

TopicDate
Introduction to SKILMonday, October 17, 2022
TD Ameritrade - Session 1Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Budget & FinanceMonday, November 14, 2022
TD Ameritrade - Session 2Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Planning & DevelopmentMonday, January 23, 2023
TD Ameritrade - Session 3Wednesday, January 25, 2023
TD Ameritrade - Session 4Wednesday, February 15, 2023
State Government - Austin State Capitol 
Friday, February 24, 2023 
Safety & SecurityMonday, March 20, 2023
Southlake Chamber of Commerce - Business LiteracyFriday, March, 31, 2023
Final Project Assignment Wednesday, April 12, 2023
City Council Presentation Tuesday, May 02, 2023
SKIL Reception Thursday, May 18, 2023


SKIL in Action

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.