Leadership Internship for Teens (LIT!)
Why Our Program is Unique
The LIT! program is for teens in grades 9-12. This program provides teens a unique experience to challenge themselves through learning, research, individualized work and team collaboration, project management, and program development.
LIT! prepares teens for the challenging transition to adulthood by providing them with a substantial amount of independence and all of the decision-making that goes with it. Our program teaches teens the fundamental skills they need to thrive in various life situations including colleges and universities, in the workforce, while away at school, and as leaders in their families, communities, and the world.
We teach teens to find solutions by permitting them to make their own choices, assess the outcomes of those choices, and receive constant feedback and coaching support from our team of Leadership Facilitators. In addition, everyone has an opportunity to lead and everyone has an opportunity to follow, while learning life changing skills, both independently and as part of a group.
LIT! is a comprehensive and complete experience that provides teens with the tools they need to obtain success in college and beyond.
LOLK’s LIT! provides teens an opportunity to develop these basic Learning Outcomes:
They also have a chance to develop these Core Skills:
We are able to fund this program thanks to Chance The Rapper's non-profit organization, Social Works, and the generous My State of Mind grant they awarded LOLK!
At LOLK, we believe that every teen and young adult’s potential as a leader is waiting to be unearthed. We believe in motivating and inspiring youth to be great role models, great thinkers, and great civic leaders, who want to and who will make a positive difference in this world. We create amazing positive environments, opportunities, and connections so the teens can discover the leader within themselves.