Welcome to LEAP Week 2021!

We look forward to welcoming you to

LEAP Week in-person!

July 18th - 23rd, 2021

Program Details

The information below is intended to help you prepare for LEAP Week 2021 and answer any questions you may have.

What to expect from LEAP Week:

Each day at LEAP Week will bring unique speakers and workshops, packed with helpful, implementable insight and information.

LEAP Week 2021 will run daily from 9AM - 5PM. There is no supervised residential component to LEAP Week 2021. See FAQ below for hotel accommodation information at the Luskin Conference Center at UCLA.

Overview of schedule:

Whether you’re an aspiring college student in our high school program or entering the workforce in our college program, the principles of success you learn at LEAP cannot compare to what you find in the classroom.

LEAP Week will kick off daily at 9AM PST at the Luskin Conference Center where motivational and guest speakers will share their wisdom with students, followed by some of LEAP's Core Curriculum.

At 11AM, we will break into small groups. A small group will consist of participants around the same age, led by a coach who is an alumni of LEAP Week. At 12PM we will break for lunch, boxed lunches will be provided.

Upon returning from lunch at 1PM, you can expect 1 to 2 more core curriculum topics and special guests before again to meet with your small group. After our second small group meeting, there may be one more guest speaker before concluding in the evening.

This will be the basic format but things may change as we add speakers to our lineup.

What to bring:

All attendees will be given a LEAP T-shirt!

Since many students will be traveling in to Los Angeles for LEAP Week, below are a few recommendations for what to bring. Those students who are commuting to and from UCLA daily should come prepared to be at UCLA each day from 9AM - 5PM.

LEAP Week 2021 attendees can wear casual clothing for the program from Monday to Thursday, but on Friday professional attire is required for our Mentor Workshop. During the mentor workshop, participants are able to sit down with accomplished executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals from diverse fields. During this session, business / professional attire is required, so please bring wear a professional outfit. Business / professional attire is only required on the final day of LEAP, all other days casual clothing is suitable.

Look forward to...

LEAP Idol: LEAP's Talent Show

Thursday night, the program will celebrate with a LEAP Idol Talent Show! Last year’s show was a ~ virtual~ blast and the audience was blown away by the talent. Please bring any costumes, props, musical instruments, background music, etc. if you wish to perform.

Final day celebration/ dance party

The Friday afternoon celebration is a chance for everyone to say goodbye to their newfound friends. If you’re nervous about attending a party with a group of people you’ve never met, remember that you’ll be building friendships throughout the week and will have a great time!

Travel Information:

For those traveling to UCLA for LEAP Week, we ask that you arrive by 4PM on July 18th for the welcome event at the Luskin Conference Center. This will run until about 6PM. If you prefer to join in person on Monday morning, you are welcome to do so. On Monday July 19th we will kick off bright and early at 9AM!

Directions to Luskin Conference Center: Map to Luskin


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 is the Covid-19 policy?

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

Is housing available?

  • Housing is available at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center. Rooms are optional and an additional fee offered at a reduced 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
  • To request a room, either call Luskin (855-522-8252) and mention you are with LEAP. Or you can use the code LG2107LEAB which can be accessed via The LEAP Foundation

What meals are provided?

Lunch is provided, Monday through Friday.

Is there anything scheduled after 5 pm each day?

No, each participant will be on their own from 5 pm to 9 am each day. Specifically, LEAP will not have any responsibility for students outside of this window.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available to purchase through Luskin.

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


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


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


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!