As these bright and promising young men and women reach adolescence and begin to have positive self-esteem and self-confidence, we want them to have solid decision-making skills. The retreat was designed to develop leadership, a life skill necessary to move from adolescence to adulthood. Building a strong foundation of basic life skills like communication, problem-solving, goal setting and self-control with the goal of having all students participate was also accomplished.
The combination of experiential learning workshops and physical activities built competencies such as physical health and well-being, social skills, cognitive reasoning, vocational expectations and moral development. Students had the opportunity to take a tour of Hilbert College, create compliment bags, participate in leadership activities led by LIT Students, and visit with the Big Tree Fire Company, among other activities.