A Street Leader is a high school student selected for his or her outstanding character, leadership potential, and commitment to community involvement. These young people are trained to serve as counselors, coaches, and role models to youth in Tutoring and Summer Camp. They are a key part of all CHAT operations and represent our next generation of leaders.
Street Leaders must reside in Church Hill. Most have participated in previous CHAT programs. They may apply for summer (mid-May to mid-August), school-year (August through May) and year-long positions. All Street Leaders attend leadership training and work with students. During the school year program, Street Leaders assist with set up and clean up of tutoring sites and tutor younger students. During the summer, they work alongside college Interns to help run Summer Camp.
An important goal of the program is to build job skills. CHAT partners with Snag-A-Job to conduct interviews in May for summer Street Leaders.
All applicants for summer, school year and year-long Street Leader programs must complete an application and interview for the position.