Camp LEAD Gives Mountain Empire Students Life-long skills

Mountain Empire Unified School District (MEUSD) is truly committed to helping students grow and become an active and positive influence in their community. One program that is helping MEUSD accomplish that goal is Camp LEAD. The three day, two night camp program, which stands for Leadership, Equity, Access, and Diversity, seeks to give participants the tools they need to empower themselves and their peers to create positive change at their schools and in their communities

Each year, approximately 30 Mountain Empire High School students attend the camp where they interact with students from other East San Diego County high schools. Camp LEAD has been operating for almost twenty years and creating a positive impact on many East County schools. It helps students to address their own behaviors and attitudes about the diverse range of people and cultures in their communities. Camp LEAD fosters skills to help students improve their leadership, personal-awareness, respect for others, and conflict-resolution.

With researched and proven results, Camp LEAD is designed to facilitate positive outcomes, especially within at-risk youth. Some of those outcomes include improved social-emotional skills, behavioral outcomes, academic performance, school attendance and connectedness. Improvement in youth relationships with law enforcement is also an outcome that Camp LEAD strives for.

Camp LEAD isn’t just for students; it integrates law enforcement, mental health professionals, non-profit organizations, and school staff into the programs so that adult participants in Camp LEAD leave camp with empowerment to affect change, enhanced resiliency, and more empathy towards the students of their community. Camp Lead is an amazing opportunity for students at Mountain Empire High School to develop into capable youth that are prepared and excited to take charge of their civic engagement.

Camp LEAD is a program of Real Matters, Inc. Get more details at: and visit Mountain Empire High School online at


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City: Pine Valley
State: CA
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