Courageous IIT Program
Through this 7-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 a one-week, pre-season training sessions and then participate in six weeks of intensive professional training, covering 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, 2014. Selection based upon application, sailing check, interview, and references. Program may be repeated, with students typically participating for 2 consecutive years.
For New Applicants to the IIT program
Applications are due by March 1, 2014! 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 2014 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 email Rebecca Inver, Youth Program Outreach Coordinator, to notify her of your interest in being considered for rehire. If you do not notify her by February 1, 2014, you hurt your chances of being rehired. For those to wish to be rehired, an interview and sailing skills test may be conducted later in the spring, exact process and 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 2014 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