"A leader is a person who directs, guides, influences, and controls thoughts, feelings, and behavior of others to a particular end. Leadership makes a difference. To be effective leaders, we must influence others to think and act, as well as to follow. We must set an example that others “choose” to follow. The secret to eliciting that choice is the very essence of leadership."
Jonas Apau - TLT Coordinator
The Teen Leadership Training (TLT) program is designed to challenge and empower the teen Pathfinder with new and increased responsibilities, while allowing them the security of doing so in a place they know and love. The TLT experience will assist the Pathfinder teen to form adult-Pathfinder relationships as an expression of their developing identity as teenagers.
The TLT member must learn how to give of themselves and how to receive from others. They must allow themselves to be known while getting to know others. The TLT member needs to believe in themself. Each teen must have courage, determination, dedication, and competitive drive. They must be willing to sacrifice the little things in life to pay the price for the things that matter.
The TLT program demands creativity. Teens are tired of doing the same old thing. They want to experience achievement and responsibility through a leadership experience with their friends. Teens want opportunities to stretch their abilities through a “shared service experience” of Pathfinder ministry. Teen Pathfinders want to use their energy and commitment when they find something that involves character-building and provides strength to live this life while preparing for the greater life as a son or daughter of God.