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Applications are closed for LITE's Spring 2018 Cohort. Applications will reopen in 2018

5 reasons For Students to apply to LITE:

1. We help students launch their dreams to change their communities.

2. The finalist program is free of cost. 

3. 100% of LITE Alumni are enrolled in college or have a full-time job

4. Our students on average impact 50 people in their community.

5. Learning can actually be fun when you work on something you enjoy. We teach you the life skills you need through pursuing your own passions.


If you'd like to learn more, contact Pamela Urquieta, Program Director at


Here's what participants are saying:

“This program helped me realize my dreams were achievable.”
"LITE was extremely rewarding because I was able to see my idea transform from paper to real life."
“Due to this program, I can honestly say I can do anything I put my mind to. It feels great to say I started my own non-profit at the age of 18. I’m proud of myself.”
"I liked how 'real-world' this program is. LITE allowed me to create something special on my own."