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 studentThe 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 UpdateStudents 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
|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|
For 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.