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Leaders in Training (LITs)

Leaders In Training (LITs) support senior and junior counselors by volunteering with younger children. They also get their own unique age-appropriate programming which includes academic support, health education, community service, and job exploration.



LEAP's LIT program (afterschool and summer) program is available for teens ages 13 to 15. Unlike the children's program, LITs can come from any New Haven neighborhood. ​LITs receive a small stipend and many advance into other positions at LEAP, including Junior Counselors and Swim Instructors.

The after school program operates Monday-Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm. The summer program is Monday-Friday from 8 am - 3 pm. During the school year and summer the LIT program is held at LEAP’s Community Center (31 Jefferson St., New Haven CT 06511)

when & where

Look Below for our Application Form!

Spring Program 2024

To apply for the LIT program, you must be ages 13-15. 

The hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm. We operate out of two locations:

13 & 14 Year old -  Community Center 31 Jefferson Street New Haven, CT 06511

15 Year old - Dixwell Q House 197 Dixwell Ave New Haven, CT 06511


Dates Programming:

January 29th - May 9th 

Parent Meeting:

  • Parent meeting will be held on (TBD) and is held for ACCEPTED LITs only. We will communicate the dates and location when your child has their interview and is formally accepted into our spring programming.

Required Documents:

  • Full completed application including essay

  • Records and insurance cards.

Disclaimer Notice:

Submission of your application does not mean your child has been fully accepted. Acceptance will be confirmed via phone call by our Youth Development Leadership Team within 72hrs of submission 

If you would like to complete an application for the program, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will be contacted by a member of our staff once we have received your application. Thank you!

Watch this video to learn more about LEAP's LIT program!

Application Form

If you would like to participate in the LIT program, please complete the application below. Make sure you upload  the physical and insurance card directly into the form. If you need any kind of assistance with this please call our office at 203-773-0770.

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