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!
Fall Program 2023
To apply for the LIT program, you must be ages 13-15.
The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm. We operate out of two locations:
13 & 14 Year Olds - Community Center 31 Jefferson Street New Haven, CT 06511
15 Year olds - Dixwell Q House 197 Dixwell Ave New Haven, CT 06511
October 2nd - December 14th
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 summer programming.
Full completed application including essay
records and insurance cards.