Letters to the Editor

Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program teaches important life lessons

If you are in need of a smile and a dose of hope, please visit Avila Beach at 9 a.m. to listen to the instructors and children participating in the Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program.

My two children have been actively involved in this program for the past five weeks, and I have had the absolute pleasure and honor of listening to the instructors teach the children of our county about how to be physically fit, mentally strong, stewards of the environment and what it means to be a good person.

The amazing instructors encourage our children to be a leader — which is an acronym for: Lead by Example, Adaptability, Determination, Enthusiasm and Responsibility.

Talk about character building! Thank you to the Avila Beach Junior Lifeguard Program for making such an incredible difference in the lives of our children.

You are a daily reminder of why our planet and the people inhabiting it are so special!

Christina Stamford, San Luis Obispo