Leaders "4" Life

Leaders 4 Life

Leaders "4" Life is a program for teens that builds character and develops the next generation of young leaders in our city.

The 4 Components

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.

Program Overview

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.

Program Phases

Phase 1 - Ages 13-15Focused on personal goals and foundational skills. Work with mentor, introduction to volunteerism, earn camp session (regular camp/leader in training).

Phase 2 - Ages 16-17Expanded 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 contact Elietra Samuel.

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