President Mike Boland welcomed Club members to the meeting and after the Pledge of Allegiance shared the following thought as an invocation:
The Club was excited to again welcome guests including several Interclub attendees in addition to Lt. Governor Gary Trieshman. After networking and sharing, Club and Foundation member Steve Morris stepped in as Chairperson of the day with the first order of business to introduce our guest speaker Sidd Vivek from Junior Achievement of San Diego County.
Mr. Vivek is the President and CEO of of Junior Achievement Vivek after joining the agency in 2019. He held various positions over the past eleven years at the YMCA of San Diego County and last served them as director of strategic partnerships. Prior to joining the YMCA, Vivek held multiple leadership positions in Washington, D.C., focusing on education policy and the intersection of government, industry and community-based organizations.
Sid shared that Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. He further explained that much of their success comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons, but share their experience. Young people leave about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills. Preparation involves JA’s proven lessons that promote financial capability, work and career readiness, and business ownership.
The San Diego Kiwanis Club established Laurels for Leaders to recognize and honor the high leadership accomplishment of the student body presidents of San Diego County high schools. The program culminates in an annual luncheon at which the student leaders are presented certificates of recognition, a distinguished speaker brings them a message on leadership, For the first time in its 63-year history it will be held virtually rather than in person.
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