Corona-Norco USD

John Zickefoose, Board President; Michael Lin, Superintendent; Sabrina Kaspar and Seth Bond, Principals; Carlos Guillen and Rogelio Padilla, Program Co-Founders; L.U.C.H.A. Teachers/Mentors; F.U.E.R.Z.A. Mentors

L.U.C.H.A. (Líderes Unidos Creando Herencia Académica/Leaders United Creating a Heritage of Academics) was created six years ago at Santiago High School in the Corona-Norco USD as a student-led mentoring and tutoring extracurricular club on campus. The club focuses on addressing the academic and social-emotional needs of at-risk students at Home Gardens Academy. Over the years, it has developed into a targeted program for at-risk male students that utilizes a multilayered approach.