The Salvation Army prepares young people of high school age for service opportunities through their Corps Cadet program--young people are literally Cadets in the Salvation Army Corps Community Center, training to be better leaders. As a Corps Cadet, a young person experiences spiritual growth, increased knowledge of the Bible and leadership development. This growth occurs through studies in Bible, Salvation Army doctrine and practices, participation in leadership training activities and interaction with the Corps Cadet Counselor [leader].
CrossTraining, the most recent Corps Cadet curriculum, runs in year long increments, and is divided into monthly units within which Corps Cadets find four related lessons supporting the unit objective. For example, in the unit titled "Why God Matters," the four supporting lessons explore issues regarding relationships, life struggles, humility and integrity. Each of these lessons includes a Bible connection, and "The Point" section, which sums up the lesson objective. In addition to these weekly lessons, each Corps Cadet group will also choose from five service projects during the December unit, as well as various service other service opportunities throughout the year. These year-round projects help aid The Salvation Army's efforts to brighten the lives of others during the Christmas season and beyond.