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Pepperdine Students Take First Project L.E.A.D. Trip
Nine Seaver College students set out Monday, Mar. 3, for a unique Pepperdine spring break adventure. Project L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development) is an alternative spring break program at the University that allows a small team of students to engage with the concepts and application of leadership principles and service.
During the weeklong road trip stretching from San Diego to Sacramento, students will conduct leadership workshops and seminars with local high school and middle school students. They will also engage in small group meetings with prominent community and national leaders in fields such as business, politics, Christianity, education, media, and social activism.
The team's blog will chronicle their adventures through text and film footage. Already this week, students have conducted workshops at Westview High School in San Diego and at Loudanzler Accelerated Preperatory High School in Los Angeles. Among others, they have met with Corliss Bennett-McBride, Director for the Center of Black Cultural and Student Affairs at USC as well as Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratories and Vice President of Cal Tech.
The Project L.E.A.D. participants were involved in all the planning of the trip, from choosing the destination selection to setting meetings with leaders and developing and scheduling leadership workshops for local schools.
To learn more about the experience, please visit the team blog.