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Lyceum of Monterey County


Our Mission: To inspire a life-long love of learning through enrichment programs that stimulate intellectual promise, awaken individual creativity, and foster academic achievement.

The Big Idea

The Lyceum of Monterey County offers educational opportunities to Monterey County students like annual Mock Trial competitions, Model United Nations conferences and History Day. Participants do in-depth research throughout the year, culminating in conferences and competitions where they get to showcase what they’ve learned. Programs like Mock Trial and Model UN provide unique life-skills enrichment that gives students valuable experiences that they can draw on throughout their lives. The programs also look great on college applications and resumes. The Lyceum also provides incredible peer-learning opportunities and inter-school socialization and camaraderie, as they meet and work with students from many different backgrounds who share similar interests.

This was my second full year of coaching Mock Trial and once again I was reminded of the invaluable ways that this program enriches the academic experiences offered in high school. As an English teacher, I especially appreciate the ways that the program addresses learning objectives in my subject area. The students learn to write and respond to arguments, as well as speak eloquently with poise and confidence. What more could a teacher ask for?

- Larry Haggquist

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.

The 2020 Campaign begins November 12.