Leaders "4" Life is a program for teens that builds character and develops the next generation of young leaders in our city.
Individual: Personal choices, Self-Confidence, Goals.
Family: Supporting roles with parents and siblings.
School: Planning, Effort, Achievement.
Community: Involvement, Contributing, Volunteerism.
The integrated approach to the program utilizes Camp Smitty and Clubhouse resources. Mentors and Facilitators include university and college placements. Outcomes are measured in areas of self-esteem, school performance, and volunteerism.
October - April: Weekly sessions at Clubs and seasonal outings at Camp Smitty.
May - June: Special Events, group outings, volunteering, and continued interaction with mentors.
July - August: Summer session(s) at Camp Smitty - Leader in Training, Counselor in Training.
Phase 1 - Ages 13-15: Focused on personal goals and foundational skills. Work with mentor, introduction to volunteerism, earn camp session (regular camp/leader in training).
Phase 2 - Ages 16-17: Expanded goal setting, enhanced skill development. Work with mentor, increased emphasis on volunteering, camp experience (counselor in training/junior counselor).
Phase 3 - Ages 18+: Post-secondary education, scholarship opportunities. Act as mentor, sustained and expanded community involvement, camp staff (senior counselor, senior staff).
For more information, please email Matt Singer .