Introduction to the Leadership Academy begins with the 9th grade RISE program. Open to all 9th graders who have participated in the CHV summer camp, the RISE program is designed to build a foundation of critical thinking, self-advocacy, and perseverance.
RISE serves as a prerequisite to the Leader in Training (LIT) program. Teens who are not interested in becoming a LIT can still participate in RISE!
The LIT program is a three year commitment building upon the foundation laid in the RISE program. LITs dive into three main areas of focus: College Preparation, Trades & Certificate Program Preparation, and Business Leadership. This year-round curriculum for 10th-12th graders builds upon the knowledge of the year before, while increasing in depth and hands-on exploration.