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WHY LEAP4CHANGE?



LEAP4change TRANSFORMS
POTENTIAL to POTENT LEADERSHIP

When student leaders, global partners, and corporate sponsors work TOGETHER to build diverse partnerships, they affect REAL change. The talent and passion we witness in our work inspire us to predict that in time, the LEAP collaborative network of global experts and communities, combined with the potent stories and impact, will evolve to champion a dynamic paradigm shift.

LEAP global diverse partners will transform today’s entitlement to global empowerment and leverage exponential impact across the globe over the next 30 years.

Current Realities

Future Realities

LEAP4CHANGE IS EDUCATION

Education vs Philanthropy vs Leadership

In a world where education and philanthropy are disconnected, how can students leverage their education to create sustainable global change during high school and college years?

Education, Philanthropy AND Leadership

LEAP4change leadership coaching empowers students to put their vision, education and training to work in the world.

LEAP4CHANGE IS DIVERSITY

Local OR Global

In a world where volunteer programs are limited to local OR global impact, how can students use their time efficiently to impact themselves, their communities and their world?

Local AND Global

LEAP4change builds diverse, local AND global leaders with a commitment to impact 3 communities at a time. LEAP’s model of partnerships builds trust among participants from diverse socio-economic, racial, and religious backgrounds.

LEAP4CHANGE IS EMPOWERMENT VS ENTITLEMENT

Entitlement vs Empowerment

In a world where corporations, churches, professionals, students and adults donate time, materials and money to those in need: How can we transform the entitlement to empowerment?

100% Empowerment

LEAP is based on empowerment and enterprise rather than the hand out of time, material goods and money.

Every LEAP can be scaled to new communities and leveraged to reach one’s potential.

LEAP4CHANGE IS IQ AND EQ

Rescue vs Resilient

In a world where students are:

1. trained to do for others, but less aware of their own strengths and weaknesses,

2. not given the opportunity to fail as often as past generations,

3. more connected, but less connected than ever before,

4. more anxious and take longer to complete college than past generations, and

5. often more entitled than empowered,

how can we build the emotional intelligence, resilience, and grit needed to be a successful leader in today’s global community?

Resilience begins at the edge of our comfort zone.

The LEAP experience is designed to offer students the opportunity to:

1. know themselves as integral to the strength of a community,

2. take risks in a safe environment that looks at failure as an opportunity for success,

3. create personal and sustainable connections with disparate partners based on equality,

4. acknowledge the relevance and gift of education with accountability and a commitment to financial independence, and

5. transform entitlement into empowerment.

LEAP4CHANGE IS YOUTH VISION AND VOICE

Adult’s Vision OR Student’s Vision

In a world where the majority of programs are designed by adults: how do we train and empower youth with the autonomy to envision, build and implement social or business enterprise around the globe?

Student Vision, Adult Coach

A LEAP is a student’s vision 4 change in the world.

Every LEAP participant is trained and tested on the skills needed to lead himself and others.

Their “LEAP story” of impact is leveraged to access jobs, higher education and professional development.

LEAP4CHANGE IS SUSTAINABILITY

Handout of money or material goods

In a culture of aid where outreach is defined by the handout of money, time, or material goods from an affluent to a non-affluent comunity, how do we teach students to collaborate as equals?

Diverse partnerships build sustainable connections

LEAP diverse partnerships combine education, empowerment, community and financial resources to build authentic, sustainable connections.

All LEAP participants share time together, empower change with micro-loans, and access material goods to ensure the success of their collaborative vision.

LEAP4CHANGE IS CULTURAL COMPETENCE

Short term Study Abroad Impact
In a world where students travel abroad and return home wishing for ways to galvanize the connections made…
How do we harness the energy inspired by the gap year / study abroad experience to create sustainable connections of impact?
Sustainable Study Abroad Impact

LEAP’s cycle of leadership leverages the study abroad connections to transform a global education into a partnership of sustainable impact.

 


Transforming Potential into Potent Leadership

“Because of LEAP, I am able to know how important it is for a group to connect before collaborating.” -Holly, High School, Darien, CT