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Leadership Training for the Future

Posted by George Smith on Mar 3, 2017 8:17:14 PM

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On Thursday, March 2, Payscout partnered with the Jefferson Awards Foundation to support the Students In Action leadership training event in Downtown LA.

The Jefferson Awards Foundation launched the Students In Action program in 2006 with a goal of developing today's students into tomorrow's community leaders. The three pillars of the program are Leadership, Engagement, and Impact, and on Thursday, over 140 high school and middle schoolers from the greater Los Angeles area gathered for a day spent honing their leadership abilities.

Payscout Chief Operating Officer Juan Sotelo was an active participant in the event, supporting the training curriculum by delivering a presentation on Ethics. In his talk, Mr. Sotelo emphasized the importance of leading with integrity - and why ethics matter for student, business, and community leaders alike.

"This was our vision when we announced our partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation and launched Payscout Gives," said Mr. Sotelo, referring to a series of community outreach initiatives that focus on supporting education and social entrepreneurship. "The chance for us to support leadership training for tomorrow's community leaders ties directly to our company Belief statement: every individual has a social responsibility to make the world a better place."

"We're elated and thrilled to have a partner like Payscout to support and participate in an event where we power students to have maximum impact on the issues they care about most through our Students In Action program," said Jackeline Muñoz, Greater Los Angeles Regional Program Manager at the Jefferson Awards Foundation. "We are empowering the leaders of tomorrow, and Juan and the Payscout team not only had a direct impact in helping make our training a success, but they also serve as an extraordinary example of compassionate leadership."