House In The Wood
Leaders In Training
This one of a kind year round training for teen leaders will prepare them for leadership challenges now and in the future.
Becoming an LIT
The Leader in Training program is a rigorous year round course that develops young leaders and prepares them for life after high school. In keeping with our goal for disrupting generational poverty, we are focused on developing leaders that can contribute to the "whole community. Below is the process.
1. Teen Camp
The first session of summer camp is designed for teens ages 13 to 17. During this session, the camp provides safe, fun and challenging activities along with plenty of time to make friends. At the end of the session, about 20 teen campers are selected as candidates for the Leader In Training (LIT) program and invited to attend the second session of summer camp.
2. Candidate Session
Upon attending the second session of summer camp, candidates undertake a two-week trial where they are put through rigorous challenges including team building, activity planning and facilitation, goal setting, time management and problem-solving.
3. LIT Induction
After completion of the candidate session, HITW administration meets with the candidates to inform them if they have successfully made it past the trial and into the program. If the candidate fails the trial they can, if selected, try again the following summer. If the candidate passes the trial they are inducted as a full member and remain in the program until graduating high school or age 18.