Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (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.
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
|Introduction to SKIL||Monday, October 17, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.|
|TD Ameritrade - Session 1||Wednesday, October 26, 2022|
|Budget & Finance||Monday, November 14, 2022 - 4:00 p.m.|
|TD Ameritrade - Session 2||Wednesday, November 16, 2022|
|Planning & Development||Monday, January 23, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. |
|TD Ameritrade - Session 3||Wednesday, January 25, 2023|
|TD Ameritrade - Session 4||Wednesday, February 15, 2023|
|State Government - Austin State Capitol ||Friday, February 24, 2023|
|Safety & Security||Monday, March 20, 2023 - 4:00 p.m.|
|Southlake Chamber of Commerce - Business Literacy||Friday, March, 31, 2023 - 9:00 a.m.|
|Final Project Assignment||Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 4:00 p.m.|
|City Council Presentation||Tuesday, May 02, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. |
|SKIL Reception|| Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 6:00 p.m.|
Our PartnersFor more information about any of our partners, please follow the links below.
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.