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Student Leadership Council Presents Virtual Learning to Lead

Capstone Project Examines Covid-19 Impact Among Carlsbad Industries

Carlsbad CA— The Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s (CEF) Student Leadership Council (SLC) adapted its annual Learning to Lead capstone project last month to an online video presentation due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Students from Sage Creek and Carlsbad high schools who are part of the SLC developed an approximately 90-minute video presentation, available on YouTube, that examines how five pillars of our community– first responders, nonprofits, businesses, government and education – were impacted from the coronavirus pandemic and how community leaders adapted and made difficult decisions to accommodate the County of San Diego’s Stay-at-home order and guidelines to social distance.

“This year’s Learning to Lead was a great way to celebrate our community and reflect on how we’ve all had to adapt because of the pandemic,” said Carlsbad High Senior Catherine Allen. “The project sums up our greatest, most critical takeaways from the year, especially the importance of a leader’s ability to adapt and collaborate.”

The 2019-20 Student Leadership Council consisted of 46 members who spent the school year learning and discussing leadership development with monthly guest speakers, at community events, and with leadership curriculum and discussion. The year culminates with the annual Learning to Lead capstone project where students share their personal journeys about leadership.

This year’s Learning to Lead, with its focus on how Carlsbad industries adapt to unprecedented circumstances, aligns with the Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s #MoveForwardTogether campaign. The Foundation sees the challenges of the Covid-19 health and economic crisis as a unique opportunity to support a collective movement forward for Carlsbad schools and businesses. As the Foundation faces challenges ahead, it remains focused on providing educational excellence for every Carlsbad Unified School District student and committed to developing the next generation of leaders.

About the Carlsbad Educational Foundation

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983, to raise private support for public education and contribute to the enrichment of nearly 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. Since its inception, the foundation has contributed more than $9 million in funds to Carlsbad public schools, primarily for science, technology, and music – programs that would not be possible in California’s current school funding environment. 100% of donations go directly to support the Carlsbad Unified School District because CEF’s operating expenses are covered by student enrichment programs and Kids Care, a comprehensive before and after-school K-5 childcare program. For more information, visit www.carlsbaded.org.