Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2020 Gets Underway

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020 began its sessions in October with one on community nonprofits. Courtesy photo

The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020 creates ‘blessing bags’ for the homeless. Courtesy photo


The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2020, often referred to as “the best class”, began its sessions in October, with one on community nonprofits.

The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization hosted the first training, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The day included presentations from the Los Alamos Community Foundation, Moving Arts Espanola, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the work to help non-profits from the Community Programs Office at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The afternoon session had students volunteering at nonprofits and community serving organizations like the Family Strengths Network, YMCA Teen Center, The Day Out program.

They also made “blessing bags” for the homeless. The blessing bags are available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for a small donation. The bags are placed in your vehicle and given to those struggling on the streets. The goal is for the center to be able to continue the mission of the current class throughout the year.

“The LLA class of 2020 were pretty phenomenal in their efforts to make life a little better with these bags,” said Bernadette Lauritzen, class of 2007 graduate and session leader, along with Kirsten Bell, class of 2017. “The students even embraced our UNM-LA intern as a student of their session, so he could learn some key leadership skills.”

This month students will head to their Youth Session at the Teen Center. Learn more at www.leadershiplosalamos.com.