Student leaders from several CUSD high schools and middle schools spent a day learning leadership skills at the Jefferson Awards Foundation – Students In Action Training on yesterday at the L.A. Mart in Downtown L.A.
"Exposing our Compton students to what it takes to lead, whether it's sensing need and opportunity, problem solving to overcome challenges and understanding community engagement are qualities that will serve our community today and in the future," said Zurita. "We congratulate the young people who participated today and thank the Jefferson Foundation for this outstanding program."
These accomplishments show that students are benefiting greatly and impacting communities. The Jefferson Awards Foundation’s Students In Action challenges students at middle and high schools around the country to organize community service teams, inspire activism in their schools, and highlight their efforts through presentations.
Plummer added, “The music moguls (Birdman, Snoop Dogg, Damon Dash) on the show, didn’t have it easy and focused on changing their situation. As a leader you have to recognize those things and being around the right people. And when I say have good character, I mean being a good person.”