What is Giant Leaps?
Self-awareness, Global Awareness & 21st Century Skills
Inspire & Engage
Our world needs leaders who are present-minded, forward-thinking, capable and compassionate.
Awareness of Global Issues
Exceptional Executive Function
Connection, Collaboration & Mentorship
Parents are Saying... 💬
“I saw something switch on in my daughter throughout this program. She was discussing and sharing interesting perspectives, wanted to do her assignments, and started thinking about her future in ways I haven't seen before. Two thumbs up!”- Kristi B.
“To see my daughter dive into deep topics, critically analyze problems, consider solutions, articulate them and her thought process made me see a side to her maturity I hadn't seen before.”- Lee M.
“Giant Leaps was a great experience for my son AND our entire family. The program presented thought provoking discussions within our family and challenged my son to think wider and deeper about the future than he ever has before.”- Jessica C.
“Big picture thinking is such an important piece of learning and maturing. Giant leaps provided my daughter with support, encouragement, tools and a safe environment to explore concepts, seek out reliable information and present ideas about their findings. It was a gift!”- Karen M.
“My daughter lit up with this program! It was as obvious as energy meeting a lightbulb. As a mother I felt joy watching her intellectual needs be met.”- Samantha M.
This is the Right Moment
Today’s education system is rooted in 19th Century thinking, focusing on top-down instruction and memorization of subject matter that’s not relevant for a 21st Century way of life.
Skills for Life
Technology has given students more information than they can handle. Our curriculum teaches the critical thinking and executive function they need to discern what is relevant, and what matters. Along the way, kids are introduced to global issues and develop a sense of purpose and passion.
For the Forward-Thinking
Giant Leaps is for creative & curious high school students who want a relevant, personalized experience to supercharge their thinking and expand the possibilities of their future. Some of the benefits include:
Some of the benefits include:
- Deep understanding of global issues
- That “X factor” for college admissions
- Enhanced emotional intelligence
- Authentic leadership skills
- Improved executive function
- Abiding sense of purpose and connection
- Ability to communicate with peers from around the world
- Sharpened interests
- Fluent communication and clarity of thought
- Strategic and tactical thinking
Students are Saying... 💬
It gave me new insight on how we're at the brink of a new age. In school, with no reference to what the future is going to be... how are we going to be prepared for it? I learned more about my position in the world and who I want to surround myself with. I feel more ready for the future now.- Leilani M.
I'm going to grow up and I'm going to change the world and I'm going to lead. I'm going to take initiative. That's what this program's about. It's about learning how to do that and what steps you need to take, because change is going to come. It's inevitable, it's going to happen. And we need leaders to step forward and be ready.- Koryn S.
I liked getting myself outside the box, honestly, because I feel like I'm very like in my head a lot. What we did where we had to brainstorm solutions was super fun. I really enjoyed going back to my dad every five minutes and asking him what he thought. I just like the creativity that it brought out and my new outlook, like I feel like I kind of have a new outlook on the world.- Sasha M.
It was kind of enlightening to see how much school isn't like this. So it's like here you can express all of your opinions and explore what's happening and all that. And then school is just like, OK, here's the information now memorize it, please. They're not teaching us how to think about all these changes that are happening in the world.- Koryn S.
Giant Leaps challenged a part of my brain I don't usually use. It was so fun and so different from school.- Campbell C.
There was a valuable lesson for me that got reignited in Giant Leaps, where it's OK to have different opinions from others. And if you discuss them with other people you gain new input and different sides to a story that you didn't think about before. It's just nice to be able to share your ideas instead of just "ok I’ll go along with that".- Koryn S
I'm pretty terrified of giving presentations and talking in front of people. But I learned so much about the subject that I was confident talking about it. Then discussing it in so many different ways helped me sort of understand my own opinions better. So I felt like if you know what you're talking about and you feel comfortable expressing your opinion on a topic, then it's not so scary. You're going to do fine. So that was a big help. Like major.- Brooke M.
Twenty-plus years as a technology entrepreneur has given me insight into the future and it's clear that we're not preparing our children for that future with today's traditional education.
The time is now for meaningful change in education. We need a Giant Leap to bridge the gap between what our system looks like today and what it needs to be to truly serve our children.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program is currently designed for creative and curious 13-18 year old students.
Program activities take between 2-3 hours per week in total and requires one 45-minute time slot for a weekly 1-on-1 coaching session.
That’s a big question that we’d like to discuss with you directly, but we will say that the Giant Leaps program starts with an assessment, the curriculum is then personalized to your child’s’ unique interests and a coach helps guide them to success. There is so much more to the program so please contact us here to learn more.