Courageous IIT Program
Through this 8-week summer job-training program, students make the transition from student to instructor, developing their abilities to teach, lead and inspire the next generation of Courageous kids. Under the guidance of our senior instruction team, participants first attend pre-season training sessions and then alternately teach their own class of Step 1/2 students or are in class themselves, being intensively trained in everything from teaching theory and classroom management, to long-distance cruising, safe powerboat operation, race committee administration, and boat maintenance.
Satisfactory completion of Step 4 or equivalent and 15-years-old by July 1, 2013. Selection based upon application, sailing check, interview and references. Program may be repeated, with students typically participating for 2 consecutive years.
New for 2013:
If you are a Boston resident who will be 15 years old by July 1, 2013 and wants to apply for our Instructor-in-Training program, but has limited to no sailing experience, you should still apply for for the IIT program. You may still qualify to for a position in the IIT program. Please complete the application as soon as possible and contact the youth program director ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) if you fall into this category.
For New Applicants to the IIT program
Applications are due by March 1, 2012! Based on applications, a select group will be called back for an in person interview and sailing test later in the spring.
|Click here for details on how to apply for the 2013 Instructor-in-Training (IIT) Program
For 2nd Year or Returning IITs
If you have successfully completed the 1st year of the IIT program and wish to return for a 2nd year, please fill out the youth staff contact information update form and write an email to Kate to notify her of your interest in being considered for rehire. If you do not notify her by March 1, 2013, you hurt your chances of being rehired. For those to wish to be rehired, an interview and sailing skills test will be conducted later in the spring, exact dates TBA.
For IIT Parents
If you are a parent or family member of a student who would like to become an IIT or return for their second season as an IIT, please click here for more information about the 2013 program, including elligibility, the application process, program dates, student expectations, compensation, and more. As there is a lot of good information in this document, it is probably a good idea for all IIT applicants to read it, too.
For Boston Residents Only
Teen Working Permit
Note that if you are a minor working in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you must obtain a working permit before beginning a new job. Completing this application takes time, and will require signatures from you school, primary care physician,a parent/guardianand your new employer. Don't try to apply last minute! Click here to start your application
and here to find out more about Massachusetts regulations for teen workers