Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (SKIL)

About S.K.I.L.

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 S.K.I.L. 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 S.K.I.L., and any private school or home school student who resides in Southlake. The S.K.I.L. leadership program selects 25 high school junior students (20 Carroll Senior High School students). Each student 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. 

2023/2024 Update

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]).

SKIL Schedule

Introduction to SKILMonday, October 23, 2023
Planning & DevelopmentWednesday, November 15, 2023
Budget & FinanceWednesday, January 24, 2024
Safety & SecurityWednesday, March 20, 2024
Final ProjectWednesday, April 17, 2024
State Government - Austin State CapitolFriday. March 01, 2024
City Council PresentationTuesday. May 07, 2024
SKIL ReceptionWednesday. May 16, 2024

SKIL in Action

Our Partners

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

Youth Entrepreneurship

Since 2018, Charles Schwab 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.