LAUNCH: Youth Leadership Program

This training is for those currently enrolled in the Haven Youth Leadership Training Program, with an intention of broadening their experience and knowledge of transformational personal development.  This training is mandatory for Kids in the Spotlight youth interns.

The Youth Leadership Training stands alone as a powerful learning opportunity. Our youth leaders take part in deep self-reflection, self-expression, experiential learning, and leadership exercises culminating in group bonding and life-building skills.  Leaders learn developmental models, communication and coaching skills and apply these skills to the Kids in the Spotlight experience.  Leaders take the skills they learn leading KITS into their own lives to great impact. The program has been going on for over thirty years. Previous participants are now bringing their children to this program, which itself constitutes the success and unmatched benefit of this approach to youth-led leadership training.

This is a unique and innovative initiative which allows young people to coach, teach, train and supervise activities of younger program participants. The leaders range in age from thirteen to twenty-something, and work together as a group in order to give the participants in Kids In The Spotlight a memorable and formative experience. There is an organic and intuitive connection in between all our programs. Our programs mimic an ancient human village, where all ages muck together to create community and culture. The program philosophy and teachings are informed and tested by using current developmental peer-reviewed research.

The benefits...

  • Excellent work experience with both children and peers
  • Support for moving into paid employment or other volunteering avenues (including references)
  • Support for moving into post-secondary education
  • An understanding of their own personal leadership style
  • Conflict transformation strategies
  • Volunteer experience, satisfying secondary school graduation requirements
  • Increased confidence
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Communication and social interaction skills

For the application form and more information visit Haven Training Programs - Youth Leadership Training.

Tuition: $475* Does not include accommodation and meals.

*Young people must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must be supervised by an adult outside of program hours. Please ask our registrars about family accommodation and food options.