How I Built Resilience: Beverly Leon of Local Civics

Beverly Leon is the Founder and CEO of Local Civics
Beverly Leon is the Founder and CEO of Local Civics

After retiring from professional soccer, Beverly Leon shifted her focus in a big way. In 2018 she founded Local Civics, an ed-tech start-up that uses game-based learning to encourage kids to strengthen their civic leadership skills.

Her mission is to get students civically involved long before they’re eligible to vote. She talked with Guy about the business model of an education start-up, how her business has responded to today’s challenges, and why she thinks we need a more inclusive democracy.

These conversations are excerpts from our online How I Built Resilience series, where Guy interviews founders and entrepreneurs about how they’re navigating turbulent times.