CPITS LIT (Laureates In Training)
The annual "Laureates in Training" program was developed to support CPITS commitment to identify the next generation of leaders in the poetry community. Poet-teachers from California counties served by CPITS nominate exceptional students who regularly engage in the poetry-writing process and contribute to their literary community. Each county selects a student to represent three grade categories: elementary, middle and high school as the County Wide "Laureate in Training." The CPITS Board of Directors then select a statewide student representative in each of these categories.