Frequently Asked Questions
What age does my child have to be in order to participate?
Extreme Teen Leaders XTL360 Teen Leadership Training is designed for teens ages 13-18. In some instances, children that are 12 years of age that are turning 13 within 2 months may be considered, however it is also based on their level of maturity and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Teens that are over 18 are eligible if they are still in high school. Once a teen has graduated high school, they are no longer eligible to participate.
What are the hours of the training?
Registration begins at 5PM on Friday of the training. The training starts promptly at 6PM. Student Leaders are encouraged to be on time. Parents are required pick up their Student Leader 15 minutes prior to the end of the training. The standard hours for the weekend are as follows:
Hours may vary slightly depending on the location.
If my teen takes this training, will it ruin their experience in the adult transformational trainings?
No. The XTL360 Teen Leadership Training was designed leveraging traditional transformational leadership distinctions such as discipline, integrity, responsibility, enrollment, commitment, and teamwork. without being merely a copy of the adult trainings. We have designed different exercises and content such that a Student Leader can participate in XTL360 and go on to participate in the adult program without impacting their experience.
Is XTL360 Teen Leadership Training intense and confrontational?
No. We create a context of love and acceptance and while our trainings are comprehensive and challenging, they are not intense or confrontational. In addition, we have a licensed counselor on staff with over 15 years of experience in transformational work and counseling teen trainings to ensure all Student Leaders are safe and cared for. If you have additional concerns, you may schedule a call with our counselor on staff by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are meals provided throughout the day?
Yes. Meals and snacks are provided throughout the day. Students should bring money for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Student Leaders go to local restaurants within walking distance with their small group and Coach depending on the location. Otherwise we cater lunch if there are no restaurants within walking distance. We do provide dinner on Saturday as it is a late night. If a Student Leader has special dietary needs, we ask that parents provide meals and snacks to be safe. Student Leaders are encouraged to bring a water bottle to use throughout the training. Parents may also volunteer to provide healthy food/snack items which is much appreciated! Donations are tax deductible as we are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Parents accompany their student leaders to lunch during Sunday of Unleashed and Generation Lead 2nd weekend.
Can my teen participate if they are currently in therapy?
Student Leaders that are currently in therapy will need to complete a Therapist Form which can be downloaded from our website. The therapist will need to review the application and grant permission for the Student Leader to attend. In addition, our licensed counselor will contact the therapist to discuss any concerns. This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
Does Extreme Teen Leaders provide opportunities for continued learning and development after the training?
Yes. Once a Student Leader has completed the training, they will receive 2 weeks of immediate support. This will consist of two individual coaching calls with their Small Group Coach and two group calls with their small group. These calls are designed to coach them on goals that they set on the last day of the training. After they have completed a training, they are eligible to staff that training and can participate on weekly calls where they can continue to develop their leadership skills. Once they have completed Discovery and Unleashed, they are eligible for an internship where they can further develop as a leader. We recommend Student Leaders stay involved to continue to receive additional coaching, connect with other Student Leaders, and practice using the new tools in their life to gain the best results. Students can also join a weekly distinction call to gain a deeper understanding of leadership distinctions and how to apply them to their lives.
Is this a religious-based training?
No. This is not a religious based training. We respect all religious backgrounds and teach leadership distinctions such as discipline, integrity, responsibility, enrollment, commitment, and teamwork that can be applied to any set of spiritual beliefs.
Can parents attend the training?
Parents participate in the Unleashed training on Sunday of the training weekend. Parents also participate during Generation Lead first weekend. For Discovery, parents are not allowed to be in the training room, however, parents can volunteer outside the training room as a volunteer for set up, break down, food service, or door guarding to ensure teens are safe. We encourage parents to give their Student Leaders space to be in Discovery.
How much does it cost?
Tuition for Discovery is $475
Tuition for Unleashed is $475
Tuition for Generation Lead is $750
There are discounts for parents with multiples. We also offer scholarships and group specials. Organizations and businesses can also set up membership discounts.
What is the foundational background of the training?
The trainings are designed to develop social and emotional competencies that enhance academic learning. We leverage emotional intelligence and experiential learning techniques to enhance learning. Our curriculum is aligned with the CASEL ( 5 Core Competencies of Social and Emotional Learning. CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school. Click on the link above to learn and read more about this body of work.
We also incorporate mindfulness practices, yoga, meditation, group sharing, and coaching.