Saturday, February 4, 2023

Mayor Huffman and Councilmember Kathy Talley Discuss the SKIL Program

This week on Minute with the Mayor, Mayor John Huffman visits the Council Chambers with Councilmember Kathy Talley to talk about Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership.

SKIL is a program designed for incoming juniors where they get an in-depth look at questions that require creative and collaborative answers. A project originally close to Former Mayor Laura Hill’s heart, “The SKIL Program was formed as a partnership between the City of Southlake, Carroll Senior High School, and the Southlake Chamber of Commerce,” said Councilmember Talley.

This program is highly competitive and has been around since 2015. This year, there are 24 students in the SKIL Program.

Over the duration of this program, students get the opportunity to learn alongside businesses, their peers, and City Council as they work to complete the final projects that they present. When thinking about the teamwork, Mayor Huffman proudly mentioned that “This is some of the hours that City Councilmembers put in outside of Chambers.”

Councilmember Talley reiterated her passion for education as she recounted her years as a teacher and how that inspired her involvement in SKIL. “It’s incredible to see what they’ve solved, what they’ve learned, and showcasing our amazing high school students here.”

“We know Carroll ISD produces some of the best and the brightest in the state and in the country, and we think that SKIL a lot of those best and brightest,” said Mayor Huffman.

For more information about the SKIL program, visit our website.

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