Do what you love and love what you do! Success will be at your doorstep!

Continuing the path for success, the second “Summer L.I.F.T. Bridge” took place Saturday, August 16th with all the California
L.I.F.T. Scholars in attendance. The L.I.F.T. Scholars were presented personalized toolboxes donated by Fran Lehner, a strong support of L.I.F.T and an adult mentor.  The toolboxes are both functional and representative of metaphors our L.I.F.T. Scholars possess.

“The screw driver represents your drive to succeed.  The hammer represents your tenacity to keep hammering away to grasp concepts and complete tasks. The level represents your ability to balance your workload with life.  The  scissors represent your ability to cut through the nonsense and remain focused on your path.  The box itself represents the L.I.F.T. Foundation that supports all the tools and embraces each Main Pictureof you.” Fran Lehner

With a strong belief that being inspired  “lifts” one to success and happiness, our guest speaker personifies making educational choices and following a career path to follow ones dream even when others may not understand or doors are shut.   William Boyce, an internationally recognized photo/journalist whose career as a fisheries biologist has taken him around the world spoke to the L.I.F.T. Scholars about following your passion and making your own dreams come true.  After spending 12 years at Scripps Institute of Oceanography working with tunas, dolphins, sharks, and other pelagic species in the Eastern Pacific, Bill’s passion and interests led to a successful career of underwater photography. He has Emmy winning T.V. shows on the fishing network, articles in sports fishing publications and photography that is seen and bought around the world.

William Boyce’s lessons…

  • Always be optimistic and keep smiling because you never know who will be around the next corner.
  • Do not be afraid to follow your heart and passion, even when it is a path no one is on at the moment.
  • Learn the meaning of a dollar, realizing success takes hard work and every small job teaches you something for your future.
  • Get experience in your field of interest through internships and jobs or receiving a degree is meaningless.