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.
Spring of 2023 Event
The LEADS session for Spring 2023 is in the planning phase. High school juniors and seniors apply for these events each semester. Applications will be available soon.