LEAP Week 2023 + YNG program

A motivational entrepreneurship and leadership program

for young adults

+ exclusive programming for YPO YNG

July 16th - 22nd, 2023 at UCLA


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 goals and 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 UCLA
  • A network of motivated peers and mentors
  • Confidence in their abilities and future
  • Business and life skills to make their goals a reality

For only YNG members who attend LEAP Week, your experience will extend for an extra day on July 22nd where you will visit headquarters of successful LA based businesses.

Businesses you will visit:

1)Autonomy with CEO Scott Painter


2) The A List with CEO Jenine Leigh

Communications and

Marketing Agency

(subject to change)

Click here to see the energy and impact of LEAP Week!


Small groups

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.

Campus Life

Eat in the dining halls and use UCLA's incredible recreation facilities.

Dance & Talent Show

Celebrate a successful week by wowing the crowd with your talents.

Request a call with LEAP Staff about LEAP Week 2023

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.

Healthy Living

Learn to live to 100+ with a healthy body, mind, and relationships

Financial Literacy

Begin taking the steps toward financial freedom by learning the fundamentals of personal finance.

Effective Communication

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.

2023 LEAP Week + YNG Program:

In-person Program at UCLA + YNG Program July 22nd

  • Arrive July 16th to UCLA (or LAX, shuttle included)
  • Depart morning of July 22nd
  • Access to LEAP's online library of lectures, workshops, and speaker content.
  • All meals included for the week.
  • Housing is included in the cost.
Register for LEAP Week Program at UCLA

LEAP Week 2023 Speakers To Be Announced!


Paula Abdul

Grammy Winning Singer, Dancer, & TV Personality


Singer, Songwriter, Dancer and Philanthropist

Jason Redman

Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, author, father and motivational speaker.

Apolo Ohno

Speed Skater, Most Decorated American Winter Olympian

Hannah Brown

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

Jason Alexander

Emmy and Tony Winning Actor

Jim Kwik

World Expert in Memory Improvement

Jonathan Sprinkles

Top Motivational Keynote Speaker

Alison Levine

Mountain Climber, Sportswoman, Explorer and Leadership Consultant

Co-Founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Bibop Gresta

Co-Founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Taylor Zakhar Perez


Keith Ferrazzi

Author of Never Eat Alone and Leading Without Authority

Neha Gupta

Founder of College Shortcuts

Dr Michael Breus

Clinical Psychologist, Expert Sleep Specialist

Mike Jones

Investor and Entrepreneur

Jonathan Bennett

Actor and TV host

Kirstie Maldonado

Member of Grammy Winning Acapella Group Pentatonix

Kevin Olusola

Member of Grammy Winning Acapella Group Pentatonix

Darion Lowenstein

Consultant, Creative & Marketing Executive in Gaming

Dr Bill Dorfman

Dentist, Entrepreneur & Founder of The LEAP Foundation

Safety at LEAP Week

We work closely with UCLA to provide a safe experience for all young adults and excellent communication with parents.

24/7 Security

UCLA'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 UCLA 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 16th for both live, in-person participants and online participants.

What precautions are being taken for COVID-19?

All in-person attendees will be required to follow UCLA 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.

Deadline to Enroll?

July 1st, 2023