Leaders In Training Program

LIT Participant

The City of Chandler's award-winning Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) Program is looking for teens between the ages of 13 and 17. 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.

Summer Session

June 3 - July 12
Application Deadline: Friday, May 17
Interviews: Tuesday - Thursday, May 21 - 23, at Chandler Community Center
Orientation: Monday, June 3, at Chandler Community Center
Over the summer, teens will be placed with a mentor at a site in Chandler that allows them to practice important skills used in the workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, project planning, task management, and organization.

Apply for the LIT Program 


  • 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.


A Message From:

Leaders In Training Participant

"After helping sort crated food at the food bank, one of the supervisors gave me a new task to complete. I was needed to help a lady fit a fridge into her car. She cried tears of joy, for she needed the fridge in order to store her food. I will never forget her gratefulness. I would not change anything about the program because it provided me with real world job experience. I made many great memories with the Leaders in Training Program."

Contact Us

Kennedy Terrill
Recreation Coordinator