In addition to their school studies, each LIFT student participates in leadership development activities. In camps and seminars, students receive training in key leadership skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
As students progress, they mentor younger students. Ongoing mentorship opportunities help older students practice leadership skills while helping younger students achieve high levels of success in their own studies. Older students are evaluated on their contribution to the success of the students that they mentor.
LIFT is a student-driven program and the Student Council works with the staff to keep the facilities running smoothly, assisting with everything from planning meals to organizing extracurricular activities. The Council ensures that LIFT is a happy, healthy, joyful place for all students.