Leaders-4-Life is about building character and developing leaders.
Integrated approach to the program utilizes Camp Smitty and Clubhouse resources. Mentors / Facilitators include university and college placements. Measurable outcomes in areas of self-constructs, school performance, and volunteerism. A scholarship component encourages and supports post secondary educational goals and pursuits.
October - April: Weekly sessions at clubs (6pm-8pm) and seasonal outings at camp (Fall/Winter/Spring).
May - June: Special Events, group outings, volunteering and continued interaction with mentors.
July - August: Attend 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).