About the Event and Training
The Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders luncheon is held in February each year around the time of the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The program provides an opportunity to offer encouragement and recognition for the accomplishments of young people who serve in leadership roles in our schools. A community leader brings to the honorees a message of patriotism, leadership, and service. Laurels for Leaders of San Diego and the Blanchard Institute (Escondido, CA) provided an instructor-led Leadership learning experience to all ASB Leaders. The students received an Introduction to Student Self Leadership that exposed them to similar skills, training and disciplines received by many Fortune 500 Managers, including: setting and achieving goals, assumed constraints, problem solving, and understanding individual development levels and leadership styles for increased communication. Further collaboration between the two non-profits and the Kiwanis Club of San Diego is planned in for the coming school year.
About Laurels for Leaders
Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders was established in 1957, initiated by the late Dr. Frank Lowe, then President of the San Diego Board of Education, to honor and recognize achievements of ASB president of San Diego County’s high schools. The program was eventually taken over by a committee of the San Diego Kiwanis Club. The young men and women to be honored are guests of program sponsors who are leaders of all sections of community life throughout the county: business, industry, religion, education, government, military and service organizations. Corporate sponsors are also major contributors. It is through the contributions of these sponsors that the luncheon and presentations to the students are made possible.