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Build confidence with leaders in training.

Give your teenager a fun, safe, and educational environment this summer with a program that will build their leadership abilities, increase their self-esteem, and boost their confidence.

Register for L.I.T. Join the Y

Your teenager will have fun with Leaders in Training.

YMCA Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) is a youth program that offers a combination of free-choice and structured activities for children ages ten to fifteen.

This program is designed to teach and encourage leadership skills in our youth. L.I.T.s will:
  • Participate in workshops and experiences to help build their leadership
  • Increase their skills and competencies
  • Build their self-esteem
  • Learn about the needs of our community
  • Develop a positive sense of leadership, identity, values, and confidence


The L.I.T. group is the perfect place to learn leadership skills, participate in community events, and build long-lasting friendships.


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L.I.T. Program Information
  • Leaders in Training is open to everyone from ages 9 to 15 and is free during the school year.

Sunnyside Middle School

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:50pm - 6:00pm

Tecumseh Jr. High School

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:50pm - 6:00pm (starting second semester)

Wea Ridge Middle School

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
  • 3:50pm - 6:00pm (starting 09/11)

Alexis Gutierrez

I am the School Age Childcare Director. I have been at the YMCA since 2013 and I am really excited for this summer and all the fun that lies ahead. I began my YMCA career in youth sports and have worked in several different departments since then. This summer, we are hoping to give the children an experience of a lifetime and hopefully many fond memories for them to look back on.

Register for our Leaders in Training Program!