For SHS students in rising Grades VIII & IX, we are piloting a junior leadership program! This program will provide a chance for students to learn essential life skills and spend one more beautiful summer on the SHS campus. In this engaging early work experience, LITs will be primarily supporting Hillsiders activities while supervised by a mentor teacher.
Along with facilitating the summer fun, LIT peer group sessions will include team-building, problem-solving, group management, public speaking, and thoughtful reflection activities that will prepare LITs for future work with peers, adults, and students of all kinds. High school application writing support will also be available for interested students.
We are thrilled to have SHS Teacher, TTC graduate, and previous summer program counselor, Maggie Rosenbaum, directing this pilot program. Maggie has a deep commitment to mentoring young students to reach their full potential as leaders. She also oversaw the test run of the 2022 Summer Program, which inspired the offering of this program.
Cohorts will be intentionally kept small to maximize one-on-one advising support and leadership opportunities with younger students. In order for the program to run, we will need a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 students per week.
LITs will be accepted to the program by application. To apply, students must complete an interest form speaking to the qualities that make them a good fit for the program, their desire to participate in the Shady Hill summer experience, and include one SHS teacher as a reference. The interest form can be found in the registration portal
. Completed forms are due by May 1st
. Early applicants may be confirmed early!
Tuition is $350/week (pro-rated on holiday weeks). Reduced rates are available for students who attend at least two weeks of LIT training. Financial aid is available. Tuition fees are not due until after placement is confirmed and before May 7. The tuition costs allow us to have a designated mentor teacher to support our LITs, ensure a quality program, and show appreciation for their hard work.
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to apply!“I learned so much by observing the Shady Hill and camp faculty working with kids. I also learned about how challenging running a summer camp is! (I have a lot more respect for my teachers now that I got to help with lesson planning and all of the responsibilities that come with teaching!)... I feel like it was so valuable to me.” - Summer '22 Student Volunteer