From students to professionals: Soldiers of Change visits The Wonderful Company headquarters  

The Soldiers of Change program visits The Wonderful Company headquarters, immersing themselves in the synergy between education and industry

With a commitment to developing future leaders in the Central Valley, Wonderful College Prep Academy (WCPA) is proud to offer innovative and comprehensive programming that equips students with lifelong skills.

Years ago, our founder Lynda Resnick had a revelation—students themselves were the most qualified individuals to market to their peers. Recognizing their unique perspective on barriers to health, she envisioned students as the soldiers of change on campus. To empower them with the necessary tools and skills, WCPA introduced the Soldiers of Change program as an elective option, exclusively available for 10th-grade students. This program was meticulously crafted to impart practical knowledge essential for launching impactful marketing campaigns. These young and ambitious change-makers have embarked on a diverse range of topics over the years, adopting a holistic approach to health and well-being.

In June 2023, the Soldiers of Change class, consisting of twenty students, had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of The Wonderful Company in Los Angeles. They participated in a leadership training session, took a tour of the Wonderful Agency, and sat in on a panel where they interacted with inspiring executives in the marketing field.

During the panel discussion, eager students had the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of professionals in public relations, marketing, and talent acquisition. This inclusive panel included entry and mid-level individuals who shared their experiences, offering a wide range of unique perspectives and insights. This was followed by a panel of senior executives, which included the president of The Wonderful Agency, the company's chief corporate affairs officer, as well as the Wonderful Agency's chief creative officer, and its senior vice president of account services. Each executive shared advice and listened to the students' upcoming marketing campaign ideas.

Here’s what some Soldiers of Change students had to say about their visit to The Wonderful Company:

  • “This was a really cool trip. It was great to hear from panelists that are just starting out in their careers and from those who have a lot more experience as well. This has inspired me to explore marketing as a career.”
  • “It was so awesome! The building has so much beautiful art and it was great to meet so many Wonderful employees and learn more about their backgrounds and how they got to where they are today.”
  • “This place is amazing! I learned so much about what it’s like to work at Wonderful, to launching a career in marketing, important skills when looking for a job and more.”

The impact of the Soldiers of Change program extends far beyond the classroom walls. By engaging with their communities and spreading awareness about healthy lifestyles, students become catalysts for positive change. Their marketing campaigns serve as beacons of inspiration, encouraging individuals of all ages to embrace a healthier and happier way of living.

Years ago, our founder Lynda Resnick had a revelation—students themselves were the most qualified individuals to market to their peers.

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