Community Talks

These important conversations with experts address challenges related to the pandemic, trends in education, and other pertinent topics with the intent to offer solutions and explore opportunities to support our students.
Panel Webinars are hosted by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation in Partnership with the Carlsbad Unified School District.


Navigating Through Transition: How to Cope Successfully with Change

Recorded January 26, at 6.30 p.m.

Join our panelists 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.

This conversation is in partnership with the Carlsbad Unified School District and Parent University.


Scott Schimmel

President and Chief Guide,
The YouSchool

Kevin Kirk

Former Navy SEAL and Founder
Make a Wake Foundation

Nolan Mejia

Sage Creek High School Senior and Founder
Grocery Grab

Jill McManigal

Co-Founder Kids for Peace
Kids for Peace

Leah Becker

School Counselor
Carlsbad High School

Resources to Navigate Through Transitions

Emotional Support

Parent Resource Kit

Center for Disease Control’s resources to help ensure children and young people’s social, emotional, and mental well-being.

Masking Our Faces, Not Feelings

If you or someone you know is experiencing feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression, or is struggling with substance use, learn tips and resources to help cope from the ‘It’s Up to Us’ for San Diegans.

First Responders Behavioral Health Support Program

A free, confidential 24/7 peer supported referral helpline staffed by active and retired First Responders here to listen, support, and assist First Responders in San Diego County.


Read “Outliers: The Story Of Success”

Author Malcolm Gladwell believes that a person’s success is a result of where they’re from: their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

Read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens”

Author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face.  

Read “Becoming”

Author Michelle Obama chronicles the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood to her time spent at the world’s most famous address.

Lokai Bracelets

Their motto is, “Sometimes you’re on top. Stay humble. Sometimes you’ve hit a low. Stay hopeful.” These bracelets contain water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea (to reflect the highest and lowest points on Earth). “These bracelets help keep me grounded, inspired, and motivated,” (Nolan Mejia).

1 Second Everyday: Your Video Diary

Use this app to record a one-second video every day and journal what you did that day. “I use this app everyday and it helps me keep track of the progress I’ve made through the coronavirus pandemic and allows me to remember meaningful memories,” (Nolan Mejia).

Kids For Peace Resources

Great Kindness Challenge – Family Edition Checklist

Sign up to receive this free family edition checklist to keep track of your acts of kindness!

Great Kindness Challenge – Celebration Car Parade

Decorate your car with uplifting messages and join our fun and socially distanced car parade. Scheduled for Sat., January 30, 2021.

Great Kindness Challenge – Kindness Unites Paperchain Project

Spend the month of February creating a paperchain. Then connect the links with others to make the world’s longest paper chain – 110 miles of love & hope!

Ideas & Activities for Families During the Pandemic

Projects and resources for kids, families and educators to help foster peace with our children, inspire fun with our families and shine a healing light of love upon our world in the age of Covid-19 and beyond.

Follow Kids for Peace on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube


Your Help is Needed Now More than Ever. Distance learning presents many challenges both in the classroom and at home. Will you help our families, students, and teachers today?

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