GapBuster’s Leaders-in-Training program has been a cornerstone of our organization since its inception. Students not only develop essential leadership skills but go on to impact their community in meaningful ways. Academic, civil and cultural enrichment, college tours and leadership conferences are what set the LIT program apart.
Benefits of the LIT program:
- Students in the LIT program are free to participate in other GapBuster activities (such as NSBE Jr., the HIV Peer Educator Program, and dropout prevention programs).
- In the past, students have traveled to South Africa as part of the HIV Peer Educator Program, which is one of many benefits and learning experiences afforded by Leaders-In-Training.
- Myriad opportunities for community service and service learning
It is through the ability to participate in GapBuster’s programs while cultivating leadership skills and service learning that makes this program an invaluable experience for college-bound high school students.
What some of our alumni have to say:
“The Leaders-in-Training program is more than just an educating [program] – it’s a strong family that I’m grateful to be a part of.” Hillary Yeboah, Cornell University undergraduate
“Participating in many educational and fun activities in the Leaders-in-Training have had a profound effect on me. The opportunity to give back to the community and the many friendships developed remind you how special you are and that you an do anything if you set your mind to it.” Lauren Whitaker, Morgan State University
“The LIT and HIV/AIDS Peer Education program have enriched my passion to be involved in global affairs and to pursue a career in Global Public Health.” Camille Meeks, Trinity University alumni
“The program has impacted my daughter by preparing her to be a Hispanic leader of the world.” Ligia Velasquez, LIT parent
For hours and scheduling, please call our office at (301) 779-4252.
We have meetings for the individual programs at different times and locations, not to mention our events, conferences and competitions.
To sign up for the Leaders in Training programs, feel free to stop by our office in Riverdale (6200 Sheridan St.) at any time during our office hours (10am-7pm).