C5 Teen Leaders

Serving students grades 8-12 the Crossroads C5 Leaders Program is a summer and school year program that helps teen leaders define their leadership style and expand their academic, career and civic horizons.  Through a combination of workshops and signature experiences participants graduate with the confidence and readiness to take the lead in their own lives and to create a better future for themselves and their communities. (Nomination only – five year commitment required)


Crossroads first introduced C5 in the summer of 2003 in partnership with the National C5 Association, the progressive C5 curriculum was developed with input from nationally recognized youth development industry leaders. 


C5 stands for:

  • Character driven 
  • Community focused 
  • Challenge ready 
  • College bound
  • Committed to a better future