Navigating Through Transition: How to Cope Successfully with Change

In partnership with the Carlsbad Unified School District and Parent University, the Carlsbad
Educational Foundation presents its second panel webinar – Navigating Through Transition:
How to Cope Successfully with Change.

Join our panelists on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., as they share personal
experiences navigating through transition and learn about resources to help you cope and
navigate through changes related to the pandemic and life’s inevitable transitions. Registration
for this webinar is free.

Introducing the Panel:

  • Scott Schimmel, Moderator – President of The YouSchool, which creates curriculum for
    students and training for teachers and parents so that all kids have what they need to build
    not just successful but meaningful lives.
  • Kevin Kirk, Panelist – Former Navy SEAL and founder of the Make a Wave Foundation,
    a nonprofit that teaches students (grades K-6) the power that just one positive action can
    have on the world.
  • Nolan Mejia, Panelist – Sage Creek High School Senior and founder of Grocery Grab, a
    free grocery shopping service to senior citizens and other at-risk groups to reduce the risk
    of being exposed to Covid-19.
  • Jill McManigal, Panelist – Co-Founder of Kids for Peace, a nonprofit that empowers kids
    to create peace through hands-on service, global friendships, thoughtful acts of kindness,
    and The Great Kindness Challenge event.
  • Leah Becker, Panelist – School Counselor at Carlsbad High School and former Mental
    Health Specialist with EMQ Children and Family Services and former Educational
    Liaison with the San Diego County Office of Education Foster Youth Services.

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is presenting this panel webinar as part of its
#MoveForwardTogether campaign, launched in response to the Covid-19 health and economic
crisis. The first webinar, “Supporting Our Students’ Social-Emotional Needs During the
Pandemic,” was hosted in September. The conversation and additional resources to support
social-emotional needs are available online.

Register for the free webinar, “Navigating Through Transition: How to Cope Successfully with
Change” by visiting

To support students and public education in Carlsbad during this most challenging time, visit Every dollar donated through the Foundation will address evolving
challenges and new needs in our schools caused by the pandemic.

Your investment will also help ensure many critical curriculum-based programs in Music,
STEAM, and Innovation are provided and adapted to align with the CUSD’s learning models.
For more information visit

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