Lake-Sumter State College has several youth development programs for students 5 – 18 years of age offered throughout the year. These programs expand students’ knowledge, learn new skills, and have an opportunity for exploration and discovery.

The mission of Youth Development is to inspire, educate, and empower youth through developmental programs. Services assist students to meet challenges in specific academic course work areas, as well as provide opportunities for skill development.

Spring 2021 Youth 5k

Youth Development is excited to announce its first-ever Youth 5K race, for children ages 5-18–and this fall, we’re going virtual! Youth 5K races are offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.

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Virtual Programs

As parents ourselves, we know that virtual learning can be a challenge and all the changes at school can be stressful on you and your child. Through our partnership with Black Rocket Productions, technology focused course options are offered that integrate FUN and learning. These interactive and engaging courses build critical thinking skills and provide experience in an array of tech areas, suited to your child’s interest.

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Youth Tutoring

A program designed specifically for students under the age of 18 to strengthen their academic abilities, learn new study strategies and ultimately achieve higher academic success. We know this can be a difficult time for both parents and students whether your child is attending school in-person or through virtual learning. Our tutors are qualified and ready to work one-on-one with your student. 

Kids’ College

An enriching academic summer experience for children entering 1st – 6th grades to expand their knowledge, learn new skills and have an opportunity for exploration and discovery.


This program is designed specifically for students entering 6th – 9th grades and offered during the summer months. Students will experience hands-on, interactive and challenging tracks that will put their skills to the test and provide them with a more advanced summer learning experience.

Aide-in-Training (AIT)

The Aides-in-Training (AIT) program is designed for high school students entering 10th – 12th grades to earn public service hours while also receiving leadership training and experiences during the summer months. No experience is necessary, however an appropriate attitude is required.

Program Aide

We are looking for enthusiastic, attentive Program Aides to lead, support, and motivate students as they enjoy all that camp has to offer in the summer months. This program is intended for recent high school graduates that have previously attended one of the Youth Development programs. Applicants should be cheerful, responsible and possess strong leadership skills.

Contact Infomation

On Campus
Monday – Thursday:8:00am – 5:30pm

Phone: (352) 323-3610
Location: Building M, Room 146A
Way(s) to Contact: Email