AEDs Save Lives
The American Red Cross explains that an AED, or automated external defibrillator, is a medical device designed to aid individuals experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's user-friendly and can analyze the heart's rhythm, potentially administering an electrical shock (defibrillation) to restore a normal heart rhythm.
Importantly, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) incidents involving young people often occur in public areas. The presence of AEDs in schools and school-related activities significantly enhances the chances of youth survival. Every minute without defibrillation reduces the victim's survival odds by 10%.
Getting more AEDs into sports programs
In California, educational institutions are mandated to maintain Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) on their premises, with a specific requirement for schools with interscholastic sports programs to ensure AEDs are accessible within three minutes of sporting events. While this is a commendable regulation, we believe that there is still a pressing need for additional AEDs. Given the simultaneous occurrence of numerous sports activities and events at schools, it is not uncommon for teams to be away from their home campus, where AED locations may be unfamiliar, or when athletic trainers are not available. We firmly advocate for the inclusion of AEDs as standard equipment brought to every practice and game. Furthermore, we are committed to addressing the deficiency of AEDs in youth sports programs, as there are presently no California laws mandating their presence in such leagues. With over three million youths participating in these programs annually and a statistic of 1 in 300 youth having an undiagnosed heart condition, an estimated 10,000 young individuals engaged in youth sports may be at risk. Our AED donation program specifically focuses on providing mobile AEDs that can be transported to any field for practices or games, extending support to middle schools, high schools, and youth sports programs. If you are interested in applying for an AED donation for your middle school, high school, or youth sports program, please complete the application below. Our current emphasis for AED donations targets California schools with a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan already in place. The other area that we want to focus donating AEDs is youth sports programs. There is not currently any laws in California that requires an AED in youth sport leagues. Over 3 million youth participate in youth sports programs every year. That means with 1 in 300 youth having an undiagnosed heart condition, 10,000 youth that participate in youth sports programs have a possible heart condition. Our AED donation program will be specifically for mobile AEDs that can be taken to any field for practices or games. These will be donated to middle school, high school, or youth sports programs. If you would like to apply to have an AED donated to your middle school, high school or youth sports program, please fill out the application below. Our current focus for AED donation are California schools with a Cardiac Emergency Response Plan in place.
AED Donation Form
Types of CPR/AED training we offer:
American Red Cross Certifications
We are a certified American Red Cross CPR/AED certification provider. We can provide certification courses for the following courses:
Adult CPR/AED Certification
Combined Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED Certification
Infant CPR/AED Certification
2-Hour In-Person Training
Blended Course (Online & In-Person)
Every second counts CALL - PUSH - SHOCK
In a medical crisis, every second is crucial, particularly with Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) where immediate action can mean life or death. Since most cardiac arrests occur at home, being prepared could save a loved one.
Remember "Call - Push - Shock"
Call: Dial 911 or have someone else do it. Listen to the dispatcher's guidance.
Push: Perform CPR with strong, quick chest compressions (100-120 a minute).
Shock: Use an AED and follow its audio/visual prompts; it's designed to help, not harm.
Leigh High School Scholarships
Kyle was an exceptional student who gained admission to multiple colleges through his academic achievements. He demonstrated his commitment to sports by participating in soccer throughout his four years at Leigh. Notably, Kyle's outstanding quality at Leigh High School was his ability to foster positive relationships with both staff and fellow students. His affable nature endeared him to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Described as kind, humorous, and loyal by those who knew him at Leigh, Kyle left an enduring impression.
As part of an annual tradition, we will award a scholarship to a graduating student from Leigh High School who embodies the same qualities that defined Kyle during his time at the school. This scholarship serves as a tribute to his legacy.
Leigh High School Class of 2023
Scholarship recipients -
Luci Ferrari & Finn Lowenberg
Class of 2023 recipients Luci Ferrari and Finn Lowenberg, exhibit qualities and experiences reminiscent of Kyle. Congratulations, Luci and Finn!
Leigh High School Class of 2022
Scholarship recipient -
Class of 2022 recipient, Emily Skipworth, was honored on May 19, 2022, as this year's scholarship winner. Emily's remarkable qualities resonated with Kyle's memory, and we are grateful to have met her. We wish her a wonderful journey at Cal State Northridge. Congratulations, Emily!
Leigh High School Class of 2021
Scholarship recipient - Gavin Keith
Class of 2021 recipient, Gavin Keith, was chosen by his Leigh soccer teammates this season to wear Kyle's #7 soccer jersey. He will continue his career playing career at Cabrillo College. Congratulations, Gavin!
Leigh High School Class of 2020
Scholarship recipient - Roee Morag
Class of 2020 recipient, Roee Morag, has been selected. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, we virtually met Roee, who will be attending Cal Poly. We wish him success in his academic pursuits. Congratulations Roee!
Leigh High School Class of 2019
Scholarship recipient - Cole Pena
Class of 2019 recipient, Cole Pena, plans to attend the University of Oregon in the fall and major in Business. We awarded this year's scholarship on May 30th. Congratulations Cole!
Leigh High School Class of 2018
Scholarship recipients - Rene Wash and Pano Roumeliotis
Class of 2018, we presented the first annual Leigh HS scholarships. The recipients, Rene Wash and Pano Roumeliotis. Rene is attending West Valley College, where she will be playing volleyball, and Pano is pursuing a career as an English Teacher at West Valley College. Congratulations, Rene and Pano!