VIRTUAL LEADER IN TRAINING (LIT) PROGRAM
ABOUT THE LIT PROGRAM
The Virtual LIT program is for young leaders ages 17-18 and aims to foster skills in teamwork and leadership through the lens of becoming leaders in the 2SLGBTQ+ community. This program also serves as a great bridge for former campers who want to become counsellors.
This interactive online program is a way to connect participants with other members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies through leadership. The LIT program is customizable to participants’ interests giving them the chance to dive deep in one of our specific professional development streams: Advocacy, Hype, or Programming.
This program includes a training and team-building period followed by placement and professional development throughout the month of July. Successful participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and an LIT-designed t-shirt.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Training and Team Building (July 1-3):
This will be a professional development period during which participants can grow their skills within the Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) platform.
Weekly Programming (July 5-31):
During this time, LITs will participate in Rainbow Online Connection (ROC) as participants and gain the skills to lead or co-lead programs for our ROC participants. There will also be weekly LIT-specific programming including team building, check-in periods and leadership skill development.
LITs will also have the opportunity to choose between three streams of professional development: Advocacy, Hype, and Programming!
Advocacy: LITs in this stream will have the chance to learn about how to become advocates focusing on educational programming and educating those in and around the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Hype: LITs in this stream will be be able to work with our online marketing and branding for Rainbow Camp social media. LITs in this stream will also have the opportunity to work on branding and publicity for current and future Rainbow Camp initiatives.
Programming: LITs in this stream will have the opportunity to work on team building skills, youth development and mentoring skills when working with ROC participants. Opportunities in this field include developing programming skills, creating and leading ROC sessions, and potential future initiatives.
APPLICATION AND COST
If you are interested in becoming an LIT, please apply online. After your registration is complete, we will be in contact with you regarding the next steps. Admission into the LIT Program is not guaranteed as we have limited spaces available so please take your time when completing the application.
We understand and respect that people have differing abilities to pay. We do our best to ensure our programming is financially accessible by offering a voluntary tier-based payment system. As a result of intensive fundraising and generous donations, we are able to offer subsidized rates for participants.
Based on the above information you may choose the tier that is most suitable for you.
Tier 1: $425 The true cost of providing a month long LIT program.
Tier 2: $275 A partially subsidized rate for those who are able to pay approximately half the true cost of the LIT program.
Tier 3: $125 A subsidized rate for the LIT program. While this rate does not cover the cost of running our programming, it allows our programs to be accessible so that we can reach more participants.
For more information, visit our Dates and Rates Page here.