Recently, Mayor Laura Hill and Council Member Chris Archer had a conversation with the youth leadership group, Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership (S.K.I.L.), about racism, intolerance, discrimination and exclusion.
This discussion, which was held during one of S.K.I.L.’s regular meetings, provided an opportunity for the young and diverse leadership group to weigh in and suggest ways to openly discuss and improve upon how these types of situations are handled by local leaders.
Each student made several suggestions to community leaders on what strategies could be implemented and where some of the sources of misunderstanding stem from. “It’s critical we hear from our youth in the community on how we should handle these types of situations,” said Mayor Laura Hill, “Our youth are impacted by these issues and can educate us and contribute to the solution.”
The youth leadership program allows students to participate in community matters in a meaningful way to make the community better. This discussion provided that opportunity for them. The S.K.I.L. students will continue to work with Mayor Laura Hill, the Southlake City Council, Carroll Independent School District and local leaders on this issue providing feedback and guidance to the community.
For more information about the S.K.I.L. program, click here.