New England Youth Theatre "NEYT’s Leader-in-Training Program"

The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation is proud to support the New England Youth Theatre.

Responding to requests from our students, NEYT is piloting a formal Leader-In-Training (LIT) program. We are launching this program to provide new educational opportunities to our Senior Company students, and improve the quality of instruction delivered to our Junior Company students. This program provides training to emerging student leaders at NEYT, offering them new competencies as teachers and formal responsibilities within NEYT programming. Leaders-In-Training will be embedded in NEYT’s Junior Company and Theatre Technology summer programming, working alongside NEYT’s staff in an instructional capacity. Funds will cover staff time for training student participants, as well as provide stipends for each Leader-In-Training.

NEYT’s new LIT Program provides specialized training, focusing specifically on the competencies of teaching, communication, reflective practice, and organization. LIT participants will integrate into Junior Company programming and create a peer-to-peer platform for education. Leaders-in-training learn how to teach other young people in groups and put what they’re learning directly into practice. 

Learn more about New England Youth Theatre.