Leaders In Training Program

The City of Chandler's award-winning Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) Program is looking for teens between the ages of 13-17 years old. L.I.T. is a volunteer program that places teens in work environments with the City of Chandler and our partnering organizations. As a member of the program teens will be exposed to a real work environment and can expect to gain professional development skills such as job interviewing, accountability, responsibility and much more.

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Summer Session

June 5 - July 14

Interviews:  May 15 | Chandler Community Center
Orientation:  June 5 | Chandler Community Center
Graduation Ceremony: July 14 | Chandler Community Center
Application Deadline:  Closed




Take the lead! Turn summer break downtime into leadership opportunities with Chandler’s award-winning Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program. Teens between the ages of 13 and 17 can gain valuable work experience as a L.I.T. Over the course of the program, young adults participate in a series of leadership development workshops and are guided by an esteemed mentor, and are shown tools for success in both the private and civic sectors.



  • Must be 13-17 years old
  • Available the entire duration of program dates
  • Available Monday for workshops
  • Available Tuesdays through Fridays during the hours of 8 a.m.-noon or 1-5 p.m. to work at the job site
  • Flexible schedule as the schedule will be determined between mentor and LIT mentee
  • Must have a strong work ethic with a good attitude and willingness to learn
  • Must have transportation to and from work site and workshops


This is an educational program. Your teen will be placed in a business atmosphere and will need to display maturity and a good attitude. Transportation will not be provided. This means punctuality and attendance will be a shared responsibility between you and your teen. Applications will be reviewed, and eligible teens will be contacted for an interview. Selected teens will be notified the week of Teen/Parent Orientation. It is the teen's responsibility to check their emails and voicemails and respond accordingly. Parents will not be contacted to set up their teen's interview. The interview process is highly competitive, and not all applicants will be selected.