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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Spring Session

March 14, 16, 21 and 23

Interviews:  March 6 at 5 p.m. | Chandler Community Center
Orientation:  March 14 | Chandler Nature Center
Application Deadline: February 24
Applicants Being Accepted: 12



This spring intersession, Chandler’s Leaders in Training ( L.I.T.) program teams up with Chandler Nature Center for environmental stewardship internship. Participants gain hands-on work experience by assisting mentors with day-to-day activities and learn how to live, work, and play sustainably, leaving the world a better place for future generations. This season's LIT program is perfect for students interested in exploring careers in environmental conservation, sustainable practices, and natural resource management. Participation in this program is voluntary, and the teens will not receive payment.



  • 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. Please do not consider this as an option for free daycare for 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. The interview process is highly competitive and not all applicants will be selected.