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Teen programs are dedicated to providing teens with fun, creative and healthy activities in a safe, supervised environment. By offering opportunities to meet and socialize, teens create friendships that last a lifetime. Involving teens in the community through programs and events is a main component of these programs.


Leadership in Training & Education is an after school program for middle school and high school youth who wish to develop skills in leadership, communication and volunteerism. The program requires a commitment from participants to attend the program at least three days a week and 12 days a calendar month, take part in two community service projects a month and maintain good standing in school. L.I.T.E. participants will also have the opportunity to attend enrichment classes, field trips and other service learning opportunities. Each month will focus on a different theme like history, health and fitness, and school goals.  We have staff walk kids from Valley Middle School to Pine Park every day, excluding the first day of school. This is great experience for college applications and job resumes. The program is closed during school holidays.

Registration opens Aug. 15, 2018. To register please visit www.carlsbadconnect.org.  For more information, call 760-434-5024 or see the L.I.T.E.brochure.


Month/Calendar Theme Trips Special Events
August Introduction None None
September Leadership None Family Movie Night
October Health and Fitness Sleepover Superhero Race
November Creativity None Teen Movie in the Park
December Giving Back/Community None Holiday at the Ranch
January Life Skills None None
February Team Building None Epic Teen Night
March Teen Issues Teen Choice None
April Past, Present, Future None EGGstravaganza
May L.I.T.E. Competition None Wild West Fest
June End of Year Trips End of Year Big Trip None

Teens In Action

Teens In Action brings staff to local middle schools on pre-selected days to interact with teens and provide them with fun and exciting activities during lunch. One of the goals for this program is to create opportunity for increasing awareness and adoption of healthy behaviors and fitness. Another goal is to reach out to teens to get feedback on activities they would like to see in the following year. Each school will be visited twice a month. Check with schools for dates and times.