Happy year 6!

AMAZING 6th annual camping retreat to re-connect and re-commit for Cohorts 3, 4, 5 and already recruited Cohort 6 members with the theme of mattering = to feel valued and to give value (check out Dr. Prilleltensky's research on the subject). Student reflection “We are all valued and it wasn’t sleeping in a tent, or having no bathrooms that made me realize it. It was the small talk during the hike and playing actual games to catch a break from growing up, it was eating together as a family, taking a break from the city and everything in between that made me realize that we matter, that I matter and that we can go somewhere and do something to give value.” -Leader Veronica, Cohort 4 Continue reading

LIT is hiring! Join us part-time

Email Founder & Executive Director Erica Mosca your resume, job interested in and why you are applying at emosca@leaders-in-training.org. Application window closes Tuesday July 25, 2017. Continue reading

Cohort 2 made it!

After 4 years in Leaders in Training, Cohort 2 made it! With 100% college acceptance in 11 different states, on May 12, 2017 over 260 students. families and community members came to celebrate C2's special accomplishments. Check out the recap video here, all the pictures from the event here as well as the recap newsletter here! Continue reading


“At the Legislature I felt very empowered because when we arrived we got to look around and see how the Senate and Assembly work and how much our voice matters to elected officials. Many people don’t know that the Legislature is for anyone who wants to get their voice heard. Anyone is able to speak to their Assemblyman, Assemblywoman or Senator and give a speech like a hearing so our elected officials know how people feel about bills and what they can do to fix them. Now that I have had this opportunity to see what it’s like, I want to encourage my community to speak for themselves so that we all can be heard and be in power in our own community.” -Leader Miriam, Cohort 3 member & Las Vegas High School Junior.  Continue reading


Because of your incredible support Leaders in Training raised nearly $12,000 total during the NV Big Give including the $3,000 award for having the most money raised in the small non-profit category. With nearly 200 individual donors and student and family donor participation rate of 43%, LIT is proving what’s possible in East Las Vegas. Funds will be used to EXPAND during the 2017-2018 school year. Keep your eyes out for more info and big thank you to ALL our donors listed here. Thank you!


Mark your calendar! 3.23.17! RAZOO.COM/GOBIGFORLIT LIT is going BIG: expanding to new centers, new staff members and tripling the size of the incoming cohort during the 2017-2018 school year.  GO BIG with us and be a founding expansion partner by donating to LIT during the Big Give! Continue reading

100% College Acceptance!

Leaders in Training is super excited to announce as of February 1st, 2017 Cohort 2 joins Cohort 1+ and Cohort 1 at 100% college acceptance! We know that access is only step one and that college persistence and future leadership comes next. However, Leaders in Training is located in an area in Las Vegas where students have a greater chance of dropping out of high school than becoming a college graduate. We are proud of our students’ and families hard work over the past 4 years and grateful for all our community supporters. #100%!

Nearly $17,000 raised in December: thank you!

Leaders in Training is excited to report we had our most successful holiday rally! Thank you for all your support in empowering first-generation college graduates and the next-generation of diverse leaders who will change the world. We raised nearly $17,000 with over 100 donors. Check out the newsletter today. Wishing everyone an amazing start to 2017!

Wishing you a happy 2017!

Leaders in Training thanks you for all your continued support and empowerment. Check out our latest newsletter:  http://eepurl.com/cvsU0n holiday rally to date = over $13,500 raised with a few days left! Newsletter also contains LIT student holiday party pictures pictured here.

Thank you! 5th Annual Holiday Party Fundraiser

LIT is SO grateful for our incredible community!! With over 70 people in attendance, we were able to raise almost $6,000 to empower equitable opportunity and the next-generation of diverse leaders who will change the world.  Continue reading