Last Wednesday, the Lighthouse Project hosted a Community Forum to marshal community support for schools and children of the Bear Valley Unified School District.  Community members who attended were given the opportunity to discuss in small groups their opinions about how to help solve the budget crisis our school district, and many others, are now facing.  Creative solutions were discussed and documented by each group that will then be delivered to the School District Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Wright, for review.  Additionally, attendees were given the opportunity to video tape a message to be sent to Sacramento and Washington, D.C., to send a message to our government that our community believes that defunding education is not the solution.  Lighthouse Project Program Director, Beth Gardner, comments, “The children of our community have never needed us more.  Their future is truly our future.”