Student LEadership Council


Student Leadership Council

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a program for high school students within the Carlsbad Unified School District. This empowering program provides members the opportunity to develop life-long leadership skills while supporting the Foundation’s mission of developing impactful programs to provide increased educational opportunities.

Students focus on understanding themselves as leaders and setting personal and group goals to develop their leadership skills through monthly meetings, volunteer opportunities, and student ambassador roles.

At the end of every year, students present a capstone project called, Learning to Lead, which brings together a year of learning and experiences. Our students interviewed six entrepreneurs from Carlsbad about their leadership traits and styles. It was an inspiring event and well-received among the panelists and community.

View the program from the 2019 Learning to Lead.

Vision Statement:

Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders by helping today’s students ignite their passion, find their voice and unlock their potential to make a difference.

Mission Statement:

The Student Leadership Council fosters collaboration, learning, sharing and advocacy to increase leadership development opportunities for student role models and mentors

Learning to Lead

The capstone project to the Student Leadership Council is a culmination of the greatest, most critical takeaways from the year of learning about leadership.

Learning to Lead 2020 was adapted to an online video presentation due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Leadership During Covid-19

Learning to Lead investigated how five pillars of our community– first responders, nonprofits, businesses, government and education – were impacted from the coronavirus pandemic and what adaptations and difficult decisions were made to accommodate the County of San Diego’s Stay-at-home order and guidelines to social distance.


Join the Student Leadership Council

The application period has ended. Please check back in Spring 2021 to apply. Applicants must commit to a full academic year beginning in fall 2021.