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YTH-X921 Trailblazer2Changemaker

Course Description

Be a Stand-Out and Learn How to Create Your Own Opportunities in School, Work and Life!

High school students participating in the USD Trailblazers2ChangeMakers program will be introduced to the skill-sets needed for future personal, academic and professional success in today’s ever-changing world. These new skills will enable students to create their own opportunities regardless of their background, personal interest or professional aspirations. Following the Trailblazers2ChangeMakers program, students are empowered, more mature, and their outlooks are expanded beyond the scope of their current experience. As well, the Trailblazers2ChangeMakers program is hosted on the University of San Diego campus, giving students exposure to an on-campus college experience!

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Learner Outcomes

  • Apply the art of communication and negotiations
  • Recognize what it means to be a “Stand Out Leader”
  • Manage your money (wanting vs. needing)
  • Filter media (Understanding its Impact on Your Reality)
  • Build a “Stand Out” resume that differentiates YOU

Course Details

Number of Units: 2

Who Should Attend: All high school students, including incoming freshmen, that want to learn how to stand out from the crowd, think differently, be proactive and create their own destiny and opportunities in school, work and life. These skills are not being taught in high schools, and are a great compliment to the outstanding academic experience most high school students already get, to ensure future success.


Dr. Jackie Freiberg is a bestselling author and holds a doctorate degree from the University San Diego in Leadership studies. Dr. Freiberg has over 20 years of experience in the field of Leadership, and is a faculty member in the USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She is proud mother of 3 children.

Dr. Lisa Gates, is a Professor in Communication at San Diego State University and Chair in the Department of Communication at San Diego Christian College. She is also a mother of 3 and holds a doctorate degree in Communication from the University of Southern California.

Grade Requirements: none

Homework Per Class Meeting: n/a



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