A motivational entrepreneurship and leadership program
for young adults
July 21st - 27th, 2024 at USC
WHAT IS LEAP WEEK?
LEAP Week is a week-long entrepreneurship and motivational leadership program for high school and college aged young adults. LEAP Week focuses on building the life skills and confidence needed to achieve success.
At LEAP Week:
Participants identify their goalsand develop the skills needed to achieve them
Incredible speakers and mentors give advice and motivate
Friendships and networks are built that will last a lifetime
Participants leave LEAP Week with:
A certificate for their completion of LEAP Week at USC
A network of motivated peers and mentors
Confidence in their abilities and future
Business and life skills to make their goals a reality
2023 Guest Speakers
Rob Dyrdek Entrepreneur, producer, reality TV personality, and former professional skateboarder.
Former FBI Crisis Negotiator, Masterclass host, NYTimes best selling author of "Never Split The Difference: Negotiation As If Your Life Depended On It"
Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress
Click here to see the energy and impact of LEAP Week!
Participants of the same age are grouped to discuss what they are learning & leave with friends for life.
Live in the dorms with a roommate your own age. Have the college experience!
Eat in the dining halls and use USC's incredible facilities.
Dance & Talent Show
Celebrate a successful week by wowing the crowd with your talents.
Request a call with LEAP Staff about LEAP Week 2024
One day at LEAP Week
7:00am to 8:00 - Wake up and breakfast
8:15 - Motivational speaker
9:00 - Goal setting session
10:00 - Panel of entrepreneurs, goal setting focus
10:45 - Small group meeting
12:00pm - Lunch
6:30 - 2nd small group meeting
7:00 - Dinner
8:00 -Final session of the day, DiSC personality profiles
9:00 - 3rd small group meeting of the day
10:00 - In the dorms, lights out at 11pm
12:00 - 3:00 - Breakout sessions and free time
3:00- Guest speaker or workshop
4:00 - Financial management
5:00 - Break
5:15 - Vision board workshop
LEAP Week Core Principles
Show leave LEAP Week with a network of motivated peers and the skills to achieve success.
Entrepreneurship Skills and Mindset
Learn how to start your business or how to bring a problem solving mindset to any career.
Confidence and Self Esteem
Success starts with the belief you can achieve it!
How do you find a mentor? We break down the process to find advocates for your career.
Learn to live to 100+ with a healthy body, mind, and relationships
Begin taking the steps toward financial freedom by learning the fundamentals of personal finance.
Excellent in-person and online communication skills are required for success in business.
Research shows thankful people are more optimistic, less depressed and stressed. Gratitude helps youth become happier, healthier adults.
2024 LEAP Week Program Options:
1. In-person Program at USC
Arrive July 21st to USC (or LAX, shuttle included)
Departmorning of July 27th
Access to LEAP's online library of lectures, workshops, and speaker content.
Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, author, father and motivational speaker.
Speed Skater, Most Decorated American Winter Olympian
Former Bachelorette, Miss Alabama USA 2018, & former 2018 LEAP Week participant
Emmy and Tony Winning Actor
World Expert in Memory Improvement
Top Motivational Keynote Speaker
Mountain Climber, Sportswoman, Explorer and Leadership Consultant
Co-Founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
Taylor Zakhar Perez
Author of Never Eat Alone and Leading Without Authority
Founder of College Shortcuts
Dr Michael Breus
Clinical Psychologist, Expert Sleep Specialist
Investor and Entrepreneur
Actor and TV host
Member of Grammy Winning Acapella Group Pentatonix
Member of Grammy Winning Acapella Group Pentatonix
Consultant, Creative & Marketing Executive in Gaming
Dr Bill Dorfman
Dentist, Entrepreneur & Founder of The LEAP Foundation
Safety at LEAP Week
We work closely with USC to provide a safe experience for all young adults and excellent communication with parents.
USC's police department, security, and residential front desk are available at all times throughout the program.
Under 18 Supervision
All participants under 18 are required to be with a small group leader at all times, including free time.
Shuttle from LAX
Participants traveling to Los Angeles are sent a bright green t-shirt by mail to be easily recognized in the terminal.
LEAP's private shuttles bring participants from LAX to USC and back to LAX for departure.
“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
"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
When does the program begin?
LEAP Week will officially kick off at 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 21st for both live, in-person participants and online participants.
What ages can attend LEAP Week?
Anyone entering their 9th grade year or currently attending high school or college can attend LEAP Week. Typical ages range from 15-25+. All participants are put in small groups with small group members of their same age.
What precautions are being taken for COVID-19?
All in-person attendees will be required to follow USC guidelines.
What if I am not in the same time zone? (for virtual participants)
All sessions will be available to participants after they air live in Los Angeles.