3300 Bay Rd, Delavan, WI 53115
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Leaders In Training

An eLITe Group

The LIT (Leader in Training) Program is a year-round program designed to provide leadership opportunities for teenagers through House in the Wood by opening doors and introducing them to the “whole community.” There are four levels to the program based on what grade the leader is in, and responsibilities change with the progression of each grade. In relation to our mission of disrupting generational poverty, the main goal of The LIT Program is to prepare our young adults for life after high school and provide them with the skills necessary to be contributing members of society.

How to become a LIT


Teen Camp

The first session of summer camp is designed for teens ages 13 to 17. During this session, the camp provides safe, fun and challenging activities along with plenty of time to make friends. At the end of the session, about 20 teen campers are selected as candidates for the Leader In Training (LIT) program and invited to attend the second session of summer camp.


Candidate Session

Upon attending the second session of summer camp, candidates undertake a two-week trial where they are put through rigorous challenges including team building, activity planning and facilitation, goal setting, time management and problem-solving.


LIT Induction

After completion of the candidate session, HITW administration meets with the candidates to inform them if they have successfully made it past the trial and into the program. If the candidate fails the trial they can, if selected, try again the following summer. If the candidate passes the trial they are inducted as a full member and remain in the program until graduating high school or age 18.

2020 Meeting Calendar

Executive Board meetings are every second Sunday of the month and General Meetings are every fourth Sunday of the month


Winter Retreat

January 17th-20th, 2020
A weekend retreat for all LIT’s to get out of the city for teambuilding, leadership development, and fun!

LIT Executive Board

Comprised of elected officers, appointed staff, and the LIT coordinator, the Executive Board oversees the strategic planning of meetings, retreats, and overall affairs of the LIT program.

Megan McKinney


Brooklyn Thornton

Vice President

Raheim Burnett


Ulysses Coleman


Phillip Cusic

Chief of Staff

Miamaya Parra

Director of Member Engagement & Parliamentarian

Jeffery Cusic

Deputy Chair of Fundraising

Kiara Bush


Miss. Angel Hudson

LIT Coordinator