Summer 2022 Leaders in Training dates:
Check back in the Spring for the 2023 Leaders in Training program details.
The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is designed for youth 12-17 years old (must have completed grade 7) who are looking to develop their leadership skills in a fun and positive environment.
The program provides opportunities to meet new friends, plan and implement games, as well as build meaningful relationships with participants and instructors. Through mentorship, training, and earning increased responsibility in a work-like environment; LITs will gain invaluable experiences, which will allow a head start in pursuing future leadership and employment endeavours.
The LIT Program operates during the months of July and August, with mandatory training at the end of June. Participants will have the opportunity to assist in four areas within the department of Recreation, Parks and Culture. These four areas are preschool, youth, performing arts and visual arts. They will assist in a variety of programs and participate in activities such as sports, active indoor/outdoor games, swimming, drama, arts and crafts.
LIT program levels
Throughout the program, LITs have the opportunity to progress through levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. All participants will start the program at level 1. At the end of each summer, the LIT Coordinators will make recommendations on whether the LIT will move to the next level or repeat the same level the following year.
We follow this system to ensure that all individuals within the program can enjoy success and are given appropriate responsibility, consistent with their leadership development. We recognize that each participant develops their leadership skills at their own pace and we want to accommodate this in a positive and supportive environment.
- Celebrate success at a wrap-up party.
- Gain knowledge and understanding of leadership roles.
- Develop and improve leadership and communication skills.
- Work in a positive team environment.
- Network and build meaningful relationships.
- Be an exemplary role model.
- Improve ability to adapt and overcome a variety of obstacles.
- Introduction to Strathcona County’s guest services approach and provided the opportunity to apply and practice it.
- Familiarity of Strathcona County facilities and programs.
- Opportunity to assist in Youth registered programs throughout the rest of the year and receive an honorarium for hard work.
- Receive a personalized reference letter.
- Spend the summer meeting new friends and having fun!
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