Developing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

LEAP Program

Lion Entrepreneur Acceleration Pathway (LEAP) Program

The Lion Entrepreneur Acceleration Pathway (LEAP) Program at the World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is an application-based program that provides young scholars an on-campus intensive experience where they accelerate towards starting their first business by the 10th grade. The program is designed to accept two cohorts of 12 seventh-grade students each year for a total of 24 students or 14% of WAIE’s population each year.

Young scholars work with their dedicated educators, community partners, local investors and business leaders, and more to build the skills necessary to launch their new companies. During the program, young scholars are still expected to complete their asynchronous curriculum. At the end of each year, young scholars may decide to continue with LEAP or that LEAP is not their passion, at which time, we will open applications to current students to apply to participate in the acceleration program.

Bell Schedule for LEAP Cohort A

During the year young scholars are broken into two cohorts that attend on-campus sessions on different days. However, on the Friday of each week, they participate in community-oriented activities that bring together both cohorts. Young scholars and faculty partake in the 𐤔𐤁𐤕 (Shabat or day of rest) from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Also, on-campus classes are closed on Sunday too.

Monday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Community Circle
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 1
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Community Circle
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Community Circle
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 2
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Community Circle
Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Friday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Excursion
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Excursion
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Excursion

Bell Schedule for LEAP Cohort B

During the year young scholars are broken into two cohorts that attend on-campus sessions on different days. However, on the Friday of each week, they participate in community-oriented activities that bring together both cohorts. Young scholars and faculty partake in the 𐤔𐤁𐤕 (Shabat or day of rest) from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday. Also, on-campus classes are closed on Sunday too.

Monday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Community Circle
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 1
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Community Circle
Wednesday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Community Circle
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 2
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Community Circle
Friday
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Excursion
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Excursion
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Excursion