Youth Leadership Program Goes Digital Enrolling More Students and Offering More Scholarships

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LEAP Foundation prepares to kick off 1st virtual program designed to give young adults tools to succeed

As the LEAP Foundation (Leadership Excellence Accelerating Potential) celebrates 13 years of shaping successful leaders, it is launching this year as 100% virtual. Like many other organizations making necessary adjustments as a result of the pandemic, from July 20-24th, the LEAP Foundation will be welcoming over 500 students from eight countries to its virtual program – 80% of whom are attending on scholarship.

“We are appreciative of our donors and humbled to not only be able to offer scholarships, but also continue to bring students together from across the globe to learn these valuable life skills for success,” says LEAP Founder and celebrity cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bill Dorfman. “I am proud of the outstanding speakers we have this year and the celebrities and athletes who are so generously giving their time to help these students learn what it takes to be successful.”

During the weeklong summer program, typically held on the UCLA campus, students live in the dorms and learn real-life skills to achieve great success with the help of TED and TEDx speakers, business leaders and celebrity speakers. The high school and college attendees (ages 15-27+) learn everything from business etiquette to goal setting, time management, effective communication, interview skills and much more. This year’s program is expecting celebrities such as Will.i.am, Apolo Ohno, Paula Abdul, Jason Alexander, Jonathan Bennett and former LEAP participant and Bachelorette Hannah Brown.

“Now more than ever, a program like LEAP is essential,” voices LEAP’s Director, Charlie Gallagher. “Given the way the school year ended and the way it’s likely to start, our attendees have expressed great excitement for the tremendous amount of know-how and real world skill sets LEAP offers, beyond what traditional school teaches,” he adds.

Limited seats and scholarships are available for those interested in attending this year’s program. More information can be found at: LEAPFoundation.com

About LEAP:

Established in 2007, the LEAP Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the next generation of leaders. Each summer, LEAP hosts a week-long award-winning motivational leadership program for young adults ages 15-27 years old, bringing together students from around the world with speakers who have high level career experience. Founded by celebrity cosmetic dentist and philanthropist, Dr. Bill Dorfman, LEAP has cultivated a top tier learning experience that features notable names in multiple industries to educate and share the secret to success with attendees.

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