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Charles T. Doyle Leadership Education and Development Series (LEADS)

The Charles T. Doyle Leadership Education and Development Series (LEADS) was the vision of former Texas City Mayor and Texas First Bank Founder Chuck Doyle. The Foundation and the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Leadership Mainland partnered together to bring life to this project in 2004. Texas First Bank provided a 10-year pledge to the TCISD Foundation for the Future to fully fund LEADS. In 2014, upon the expiration of this pledge, Doyle offered a new 10-year pledge to fund LEADS through 2024.

The LEADS program emerged to provide a leadership-training opportunity to select junior and senior high school students from Texas City ISD. It has grown to include students from Galveston, Dickinson, Hitchcock and Santa Fe school districts, as well as O'Connell Preparatory.

The main focus of LEADS is to develop future leaders with the support of the local business community. One day leadership events are scheduled each fall and spring. Contact us for more information or if you would like to volunteer with the program. Students must apply and qualify to attend each leadership event.

Fall of 2021 Event 

The fall Charles T. Doyle Leadership Program event will take place on Nov. 11, 2021 in Texas City. High School juniors and seniors had to apply by Oct. 1, 2021.

Students will learn skills to be leaders in their own personal finances plus hear from author and inspirational speaker Thomas Blackwell. Blackwell is the CEO and Founder of Say Do Achieve, whose vision is to significantly improve the language and mindset of more than one billion people worldwide through authorship, inspirational talks and workshops, and peak performance coaching. 

This LEADS event is sponsored by the TCISD Foundation for the Future and funded by Texas First Bank. A&A Machine and Fabrication is also helping to host the motivational speaker. Each participant will receive one of Blackwell's books to keep. A Chick-fil-A lunch will be provided along with transportation and an even T-shirt.