Twenty eight students from the Working on Improving Together (WIT) team leadership program came into our Carlsbad location of Friday, January 23, along with Vista Sherriff Michael Astorga. The students are all 8th graders from Rancho Minerva and Washington Middle schools in Vista, Calif. They came in as part of their monthly group celebration. WIT started three years ago, with the help of Captain Curran, and combines leaders of each campus together to build a positive relationship with sheriffs at the Vista Police Department.
Program Director Adella Giessen says that each student is monitored on and off campus and those with the best behaviors are allowed to join in on the month end festivities. She also says that the students get to discuss current topics that affect them the most, such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and drug-related issues.
WIT student Alex Mungaray says he loves the motivation that the program provides to keep people on their feet. He says they went to Knott’s Berry Farm last month. “K1 Speed is a lot funner than Knott’s,” he said. His brother Jose says they’ve been to the Carlsbad location before and love coming during the summer.
This is the third year that WIT has come to K1 Speed and we hope to see them again soon. For more information about WIT, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.