Source: Valley Roadrunner

VCHS Student Body assembles for “Breaking Down the Walls” program

by Ray Flores

September 09, 2013

On Monday morning, Patrick Maurer engaged Valley Center High School students in a powerful course on leadership. The program, titled “Breaking Down the Walls,” strove to unify, empower, and engage every student in a positive and supportive campus climate.

Maurer’s techniques are designed to open new opportunities for students and stimulate self-reflection and community-building. After completing the program, students will have begun developing the skills needed to interact with a cross-section of their peers.

The program continued on Tuesday and Wednesday, with more than 300 students participating in workshops and presentations. “Breaking Down the Walls,” encourages students to realize they are part of a community that relies on all of its members to flourish.