The Leaders In Transformational Education (L.I.T.E.) model is designed for young adults (16-24) that have dropped out of traditional school settings and are not working. The model is for young adults at various levels of disconnect from those educational systems. The L.I.T.E. model builds its foundation in positive youth development where participants are actively engaged in their process as key decision makers. L.I.T.E. recognizes the unique abilities and challenges of young dropouts and the importance of wrap-around services that include their personal network.


Our Design

  • L.I.T.E. connects young adults to nontraditional pathways with hands-on, real world, project based learning.
  • L.I.T.E. model is built on a positive youth development foundation.
  • L.I.T.E. collaborates with community-based services.
  • L.I.T.E. is a team-centered approach to youth and community development.
  • L.I.T.E. services include training and educational components for youth.
  • L.I.T.E. offers a diverse, social safe haven.
  • L.I.T.E. provides community professional development for its network of supporters.
  • L.I.T.E. model values parent and resident input and partnership.


  • We build confidence in the ability to succeed through activities that are challenging and motivate young people to learn.
  • No one size fits all learning plans
  • Participants work toward mastery of content
  • Targeted learning objectives are developed
  • Participants have a team of supports
  • 24/7 web based activities
  • Participants are part of the identification, design, implementation, and evaluation process


L.I.T.E. Coaching

  • When individual team members have needs met, develop skills, and become stronger; the whole team is successful and can lift each to their individual potential.
  • LITE is dedicated to high customer satisfaction.
  • LITE alumni are actively involved in our evaluation process.



  • Technology is a critical component of our model.
  • Interactive mobile platform training
  • Online learning groups
  • Web based project
  • Live stream global learning
  • Quarterly participant presentations