LEADERS IN
TRAINING EXPERIENCE
(LITE)

A challenging, engaging opportunity for youth
to become involved in their community.

Leaders in Training Experience

The Leaders In Training Experience is a hands on, year-round program which offers training in a variety of areas. Youth in the program work on leadership skills and character development that, in turn, will enhance their personal development and future career opportunities. Training workshops, work experience, and team building activities are all part of the LITE program.

Commitment

LITES must attend the LITE Fall Retreat and commit to 8 out of the 10 Family Fun Nights  OR 8 out of the 10 Active Family Nights throughout the school year. You can come to all of them if you’d like, but 8/10 is the minimum requirement to stay a LITE. LITES choosing to be a part of the summer program must attend the LITE Summer Retreat and commit to working two weeks in the day camp program. Summer LITES are required to attend 4/6 Fridays in the summer.

Duties

LITES perform a variety of duties at these events from food prep, to puppets and drama, to lesson leading and behavior management. LITES expressing an interest and aptitude in a specific area have the opportunity to explore that position further.

CHRISTMAS

LITES also have the opportunity (not mandatory) to join the Christmas Show Team. This team presents a 1 hour blacklight puppet and drama show for the Kids On Track Christmas Party where over 500 people attend! This will require practices from October through December

The Experience

LITES are not just a team- they are the LITE family. You will find yourself not just in a work team, but in an environment of support and encouragement. Positive peers and caring leaders make for an amazing experience. 

The Cost

The LITE Program is an amazing program and is heavily subsidized. However there is a small fee required to be a part of the program, though further subsidies are available upon request and with proof of income.  

$25

To register your youth for the LITE program for the first time there is a cost of $25, which is a non-refundable administration fee.

$250

In order to work in the LITE summer Program, your youth must attend the Summer Training Week during the first week of July. This is a cost of $200 for 4 days of training, food, activities, and transportation to and from the camp. This covers the cost of being a LITE for the summer season.

$150

In order to be a part of the LITE program during the school year (Sept-June), any new youth must attend the Fall Retreat, but it is not mandatory for those who attended the summer training week. The cost for registering for the fall season is $100 and covers the cost of the fall retreat, as well as being a LITE until the following summer.

The LITE Program may offer additional retreats throughout the year. Information on these retreats will be sent to the parents of the youth in the program. Though these are not mandatory, we encourage all LITES to participate and we work hard to keep the costs at a reasonable rate.

Training

The training your youth get through the LITE program is helpful for future job relations, looks great on a resume, and prepares them for real life.

Here is a glimpse of the training your youth will receive as a LITE:

Plan To Protect:

Policies and procedures on how to make sure you and your program is safe for the child and the worker

Emergency Procedures:

An overview of what to do in case of a variety of emergency situations including bus accident, missing child, medical incident, lockdown.

Behaviour Management:

How do you get kids to listen to you? How do you get them to do what you want them to do?

Abuse Awareness:

What to look for and how to respond

Presentation Skills:

Story telling, drama, and more!

Leadership Skills:

What does it mean to be a leader?  How can I be an effective leader in my community/family/church?

Puppet Boot Camp:

Prepare to learn basic and advance puppet techniques.

Principals of Healthy Child Development

Games:

How do you lead a game so it is successful? We will teach how to lead games as well as give you a variety of easy, no equipment games to play any time, anywhere.

KidLead:

A renown leadership training program, our KidLead trained leaders will help your youth develop a number of important leadership qualities such as Ethics, Honor, Communication, Power, Commitment, Optimism, Conflict, Change, Responsibility, Servanthood, Team, Strategy, Integrity, Confidence, Recruiting, and Vision.

God Talks:

What does God have to say about things? Does He care? Does He help?

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READY TO SIGN UP?

All interested youth must attend an Information Night (scheduled in the Spring and Fall), fill out an application form themselves and fill out a registration form.

If you feel the LITE program is right for your youth please contact our Youth Coordinator Brad Halsey at brad@kidsontrack.org or at our office at the below number.

780-481-2942