UNC Celebrates LIT Graduates

UNC celebrated their recent Leaders in Training (LIT) graduating high school seniors who are all off to college this fall. Five graduating seniors were presented with certificates on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, during UNC’s Illumination Youth Arts and Leaders in Training Year-End Celebration. 

UNC developed the LIT Program nearly 20 years ago out of a need to serve teens at risk of destructive behaviors.  The program has since been recognized by the PA Department of Public Welfare as a successful delinquency prevention course.  Through a 38-week curriculum and less intensive summer program, participants learn the skills necessary to accomplish their goals and remain committed to their communities. Graduates of the LIT demonstrate higher levels of self-esteem and cooperation, and 95% of our participants progress to the next grade level, graduate, or move on to either secondary education or the job market.  Our goal is to give these students the tools, connections, and motivation to become successful, critical thinkers who are aware of their community and seek to improve their community. 

For more information, call UNC’s Community Youth Manager, Kylee Colvin, at 570-961-1592, ext 105.

University (Biomedical Sciences – Pre-Med); Anthony Salina, Holy Cross High School, will be attending University of Scranton (Computer Engineering); Lizmary Camacho, West Scranton High School, will be attending Moravian University (Art Education); Aubrey Palmitessa, Summit Christian Academy, will be attending Moravian University (Psychology); and Enjelis Madera, Mid Valley High School, will be attending Kutztown University (Animation).