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LEAP Week 2021

Both virtual and limited live attendance at UCLA

July 18th - 23rd, 2021

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WHAT IS LEAP WEEK?

LEAP Week is an in-person and online, 5 day motivational leadership program which equips students with the knowledge, life skills, and confidence to achieve higher personal, academic, and professional goals.

LEAP Week’s curriculum helps youth identify their goals and is proven to develop the essential skills needed to achieve success. 

LEAP Week brings incredible guest speakers and lectures to motivate participants and prepare them for success in college and their career.

2021 LEAP Week Program Options:

1. In-person Program at UCLA

  • Sunday, July 18th afternoon Introduction and Meet & Greet.
  • Daily curriculum July 19th - 23rd, 9AM - 5PM.
  • Small group meetings each day led by a LEAP Week alumni.
  • Mentor workshop: 1-on-1 mentoring with business leaders and professionals from diverse fields and industries.
  • Access to LEAP's online library of lectures, workshops, and speaker content.
  • Lunch included in Monday to Friday program.
  • All attendees & guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as mandated by LA County and UCLA.

Housing at UCLA

  • Housing is available at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center. Rooms are optional and an additional fee offered at a reduced rate. Ask for LEAP's Room Rate.
  • Those who would like to stay at the Luskin Conference Center must be 18+ or have an adult stay with them.
  • Room costs are not included in LEAP week tuition.

2. Virtual Program:

  • Daily online curriculum July 19th - 23rd, 9AM - 5PM.
  • Zoom small group meetings twice daily led by a LEAP Week alumni.
  • Mentor workshop: 1-on-1 mentoring with business leaders and professionals from diverse fields and industries.
  • Access to LEAP's online library of lectures, workshops, and speaker content.

Want more information? Add your contact info to join our mailing list and/or set up a phone call with a staff member

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PAST SPEAKERS

Apolo Ohno

Speed Skater, Most Decorated American Winter Olympian

Paula Abdul

Grammy Winning Singer, Dancer, & TV Personality

Hannah Brown

Former Bachelorette, Miss Alabama USA 2018, & former 2018 LEAP Week participant

Taylor Zakhar Perez

Actor

Jim Kwik

World Expert in Memory Improvement

Mike Jones

Investor and Entrepreneur

Jonathan Bennett

Actor and TV host

Keith Ferrazzi

Author of Never Eat Alone and Leading Without Authority

Alison Levine

Mountain Climber, Sportswoman, Explorer and Leadership Consultant

Kirstie Maldonado

Member of Grammy Winning Acapella Group Pentatonix

Kevin Olusola

Member of Grammy Winning Acapella Group Pentatonix

Jason Alexander

Emmy Nominated Actor

Bibop Gresta

Co-Founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Dr Michael Breus

Clinical Psychologist, Expert Sleep Specialist

Jonathan Sprinkles

Top Motivational Keynote Speaker

Dr Bill Dorfman

Dentist, Entrepreneur & Founder of The LEAP Foundation


CORE CURRICULUM COVERED AT LEAP WEEK

Goal Setting - Time Management - Interviewing - Self Confidence

Positive Self Talk - Mentorship

Effective Communication - Speechwriting - Gratitude

College Prep - Test Prep - How To Land A Job

...and so much more!



SAMPLE SCHEDULE

LEAP Week will take place in person at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center and via video call and chat, on our online platform.

(All content is presented live in Pacific Standard Time and available for review after live session for each day is finished. Students in time zones )

Sunday, July 18th

4:00 PM: Welcome reception at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center
(live participants only)

Monday, July 19th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: LEAP Week kickoff!, Core Curriculum Topic, Guest Speakers, Featured Videos

11:00 AM: Small group meeting

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Break

1:00 - 3:00PM: Guest Speakers, Core Curriculum Topic

Tuesday, July 20th

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Core Curriculum Topic, Guest Speakers, Featured Videos

11:00 AM: Small group meeting

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Break

1:00 - 3:00PM: Guest Speakers, Core Curriculum Topic

BUILT FOR EVERY STUDENT

LEAP Week graduates unlock the secrets to their own success and are able to confidently...

  • LAND THEIR DREAM COLLEGE OR DREAM JOB
  • GAIN FOCUS, CLARITY AND DRIVE
  • CREATE A PLAN THEY CAN FOLLOW THROUGH ON
  • MAKE LASTING RELATIONSHIPS AND GAIN NETWORKING SKILLS
  • LEARN TO WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER
  • MAKE THE VISION OF YOUR FUTURE A CONCRETE REALITY

TESTIMONIALS

GRADUATES 

“I just wanted to say thank you for teaching me skills I never knew I needed. I’ve noticed a change in how I work with others, more confidence in public speaking, and far less anxiety about my future. I feel so much more prepared for landing a great summer internship!” -Monica London, Age 19, UCSD 

“The tools I learned at LEAP and the friends and mentors I met during the program have played a huge role in what I've been able to accomplish in the years since. This program is a game changer." -Holly Ransom, Named in 100 Most Influential Australian Women


PARENTS

"The LEAP experience is truly amazing! Both of my children have attended LEAP, and it gave my kids the skills they needed to formulate their vision, achieve their goals, and to become successful young adults." -Dr. Laura Kelly with LEAP Alumni children Kaitlin (UC Berkeley Grad working at Genentech) and Connor (EMT on track to become a firefighter) 

An amazing experience for our daughter who traveled there from New Hamshire (summer 2017). The event was also live streamed and Mom & Dad were glued to it all week. Can't thank Dr. Bill enough and the incredible LEAP staff for all they do. Hoping to have our other daughter attend in the years ahead as well. -Daniel Nolan, LEAP graduate parent  

 

FAQ

When does the program begin?

LEAP Week will officially kick off at 9:00 AM on Monday, July 19th for both live, in-person participants and online participants. In-person participants are invited to join on Sunday July 18th at 4:00 PM for a welcome reception to get to know other students and their small group leaders before the LEAP Week program begins.

What precautions are being taken for COVID-19?

All in-person attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination, per UCLA Luskin Conference Center policy.

What if I am not in the same time zone?

All sessions will be available to participants after they air live. Any participant who is not able to attend the small group can request to be in a group more suitable to their time zone.

What will each session include?

Every morning and afternoon session will be engaging and interactive, and will include videos, live presenters, interviews, and opportunities for audience participation.

Deadline to Enroll?

July 15th, 2021