Leaders "4" Life is about building character and developing leaders.
Individual: Personal choices, Self-Confidence, Goals.
Family: Supporting roles with parents and siblings.
School: Planning, Effort, Achievement.
Community: Involvement, Contributing, Volunteerism.
Integrated approach to the program utilizes Camp Smitty and Clubhouse resources. Mentors / Facilitators include university and college placements. Measurable outcomes in areas of self-esteem, school performance, and volunteerism.
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).