About the program:
Built to empower, educate and provide leadership opportunities for our teens – we proudly introduce Biocitzen’s Summer CIT Program.
What is a CIT? Traditionally CIT is an acronym for a Counselor in Training.
Week 2 – Practice makes perfect:
After a week of learning the skills, we will now have a chance to plan, lead and facilitate our own programming. Presenting for our group of peers will afford us the opportunity to hear feedback, and observe a variety of leadership styles and techniques!
By the end of the second week, our CIT’s will be ready to put their skills to the test as they are paired up with actual groups of younger biocitizens!
*additional weeks optional and encouraged
Celebratory closeout day! Swim, hike, snacks, debrief, what could be better?
Note: some days may require water shoes, towels, bathing suits. Please keep an eye out for more details upon registration!
There are a couple of different ways to join our biocitizen CIT Program!
IF you are NEW to biocitizen (haven’t attended previous programs)
If you are a RETURNING biocitizen (have attended programs in the past)
Q. How old do you have to be?
Age is not necessarily a determining factor for readiness to join our CIT Program! Some 12-year-olds could have been CIT’s years ago, while other 14-year-olds aren’t yet ready to a role model or support our program goals in the field!
To join the ranks of CIT’s a student will either have demonstrated role model behavior on previous biocitizen programming, or apply to be a young person has to have reached the place in their life where they are ready to be helpful! Charged with the task of supporting our younger biocitizens, we are looking for teens who are fired up about our local ecology, hiking, team building, and community leadership!
With a proven ability and interest in our educational principles, we provide an opportunity for our teens to train under our Program Director and level up their skills! From facilitation to nature games, to first-aid, we’ll empower our CIT’s to make a difference in our biocitizen community and beyond!
Open to students 12+, we invite kids to safely step into awesome leadership opportunities.
Whether it’s your fourth year as a biocitzen, or you just found out about us – if your teen is eager to learn more, connect with other awesome teens, and make a positive impact on their community, we’d love to have you apply for our CIT Summer Program!