The Dawning- During a hike in the Pescadero Marsh, Claire and Lindsay stopped on a platform overlooking the wetlands and ocean. During meditation we had visions of educating young women through mindfulness and movement in nature. We felt called to this work, and this was the beginning of our journey. We now call the platform Inspiration Platform.
We ran our first advertisement in the Half Moon Bay Review for a Summer Seminar for teen girls under the name Coastside Leadership Academy. We had our first sign ups for the summer camp and CLA was officially in business.
Claire and Lindsay officially started a business partnership to open an Academy for girls called Coastside Leadership Academy. The Summer Seminar would be the pilot program and we would open CLA in Fall of 2022 for our first cohort.
Coastside Leadership Academy went live on the internet through our website and social media accounts.
Claire and Lindsay were featured in Coastside Magazine’s Celebrating Women issue. Coastside Leadership Academy was profiled and enrollment information for our Fall 2022 cohort was announced.
Coastside Leadership Academy was featured in local news channels including the Half Moon Bay Review, Daily Journal, KHMB Radio, Coastside Buzz, and Bay Area Parent Magazine.
Coastside Leadership Academy participated in our first community event at Make it Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
Claire and Lindsay presented at the Burlingame Library Summer Seminar Speaker Series as the Founders of Coastside Leadership Academy. Our presentation “Let’s Talk About Rest” focused on the importance of rest and downtime for teen mental health and social emotional development. We also presented a follow up presentation, “Let’s Talk About Emotions” focusing on the science of emotions and how to support teens develop self awareness.
Coastside Leadership Academy hosted our first Summer Leadership Seminar for girls ages 14-17 in Moss Beach.
The official first day of programming for our high school cohort at Coastside Leadership Academy.