Founded by Dr. Bill Dorfman and headquartered in Southern California, LEAP Foundation provides leadership development training for high school and college students across the US and worldwide. Our annual Los Angeles area event, LEAP Week, brings together youth for a life-changing immersive leadership program, with inspirational speakers, leadership training activities, networking opportunities, and more. Join us in July on the UCLA campus in California to grow your potential and find a path to achieving your dreams. If you are currently in high school, this will be a great opportunity to get ready for success in college. If you are a college student, LEAP Week 2019 will be your chance to expand your leadership skills and network even further, helping shorten the path to your dream career.

LEAP is a non-profit organization and global cause dedicated to helping young people worldwide achieve great success through exclusive content and events that you can’t find in a traditional educational system including:

  • LEAP week 2019 at UCLA: Our annual leadership and life skills development program, with the next one taking place on the UCLA campus in July 2019
  • Exclusive videos designed to help you with communication, self image, networking
  • Downloadable curriculum
  • Inspiring speakers and mentors
  • Right tools to help you build an action plan for your career

Founded by Dr. Bill Dorfman and headquartered in Southern California, LEAP Foundation provides leadership development training for high school and college students across the US and worldwide. Our annual Los Angeles area event, LEAP Week, brings together youth for a life-changing immersive leadership program, with inspirational speakers, leadership training activities, networking opportunities, and more. Join us in July on the UCLA campus in California to grow your potential and find a path to achieving your dreams. If you are currently in high school, this will be a great opportunity to get ready for success in college. If you are a college student, LEAP Week 2019 will be your chance to expand your leadership skills and network even further, helping shorten the path to your dream career.

LEAP is a non-profit organization and global cause dedicated to helping young people worldwide achieve great success through exclusive content and events that you can’t find in a traditional educational system including:

  • LEAP week 2019 at UCLA: Our annual leadership and life skills development program, with the next one taking place on the UCLA campus in July 2019
  • Exclusive videos designed to help you with communication, self image, networking
  • Downloadable curriculum
  • Inspiring speakers and mentors
  • Right tools to help you build an action plan for your career

For doctors who dream of confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and treatment, or discovering effective drugs and providing them to people with HIV/AIDS, helping them live longer.

Now thanks primarily to one test case, many doctors are beginning to dream of a new possibility: a cure.

This case involved an American living in Germany, Timothy Brown, known popularly as the “Berlin patient,” whose infection appears to have been eradicated after two carefully planned bone marrow stem cell transplants in 2007 and 2008.

“There’s no evidence of HIV in my body after three years, even though dozens of tests have been done to look for it,” said Brown, now a San Francisco Bay area resident and a patient at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). To this day, Brown is believed to be the only person ever cured of HIV.

While experts agree that the procedure used to cure Brown is not generally applicable to the tens of millions living with HIV worldwide, his story has changed the thinking of many scientists at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research …

For doctors who dream of confronting the AIDS epidemic, past ambitions always boiled down to two main goals: prevention, or finding ways to protect people not yet exposed to HIV, through vaccines, safe sex education or other means; and treatment, or discovering effective drugs and providing them to people with HIV/AIDS, helping them live longer.

Now thanks primarily to one test case, many doctors are beginning to dream of a new possibility: a cure.

This case involved an American living in Germany, Timothy Brown, known popularly as the “Berlin patient,” whose infection appears to have been eradicated after two carefully planned bone marrow stem cell transplants in 2007 and 2008.

“There’s no evidence of HIV in my body after three years, even though dozens of tests have been done to look for it,” said Brown, now a San Francisco Bay area resident and a patient at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). To this day, Brown is believed to be the only person ever cured of HIV.

While experts agree that the procedure used to cure Brown is not generally applicable to the tens of millions living with HIV worldwide, his story has changed the thinking of many scientists at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research …

The World Health Organization has named depression as the greatest cause of suffering worldwide. In the U.S., 1 out of 5 deals with depression or anxiety. For youth, that number increases to 1 in 3. The good news is that 40% of our happiness can be influenced by intentional thoughts and actions, leading to life changing habits.

Just like physical fitness, mental fitness and resilience can be strengthened, making you better prepared for the inevitable challenges of life. Your support allows us to reach even more people who need it most. Help make the world a happier place.

Happiness is not just a state – it’s a skill that anyone can learn. The spectrum of emotions is also full of opportunities. So excited to share my latest book Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love. Emotional Advantage shows us a new perspective on how fear can move us to courage, how guilt can clarify our values, and how anger can help us create healthy boundaries. We can use all of our emotions to propel us forward.

–Randy Taran, Founder of Project Happiness

The World Health Organization has named depression as the greatest cause of suffering worldwide. In the U.S., 1 out of 5 deals with depression or anxiety. For youth, that number increases to 1 in 3. The good news is that 40% of our happiness can be influenced by intentional thoughts and actions, leading to life changing habits.

Just like physical fitness, mental fitness and resilience can be strengthened, making you better prepared for the inevitable challenges of life. Your support allows us to reach even more people who need it most. Help make the world a happier place.

Happiness is not just a state – it’s a skill that anyone can learn. The spectrum of emotions is also full of opportunities. So excited to share my latest book Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love. Emotional Advantage shows us a new perspective on how fear can move us to courage, how guilt can clarify our values, and how anger can help us create healthy boundaries. We can use all of our emotions to propel us forward.

–Randy Taran, Founder of Project Happiness

Presently, Project Peace On Earth (PPoE) organizes international peace initiatives that consist of developing and producing inspirationally transformational music concerts and workshops, medical missions, aerial art and fine art events/exhibits, social awareness promotional bus tours and lecture series, cause-oriented high school and college campus awareness/media events, dance performance /events, video and films, social media and engagement activities towards the end goals of:

  1. Empowering inner peace through sacred music, inspirational live experiences, spiritually uplifting: writing, videos, practices, and disciplines.
  2. Fostering the process of forgiveness and the active realization of interpersonal compassion and with all others.
  3. Inspiring the recognition of shared interests, commonalities of goodness and the message of love inherent to all religious/spiritual teachings.
  4. Increasing empathy and communication skills through a “walk in the other person’s shoes” experiences.
  5. Producing large-scale and worldwide multimedia events that utilize perennial wisdom to evoke the humanitarian, political and spiritual realization that  “All Are One and Lovingly Connected”.

Presently, Project Peace On Earth (PPoE) organizes international peace initiatives that consist of developing and producing inspirationally transformational music concerts and workshops, medical missions, aerial art and fine art events/exhibits, social awareness promotional bus tours and lecture series, cause-oriented high school and college campus awareness/media events, dance performance /events, video and films, social media and engagement activities towards the end goals of:

  1. Empowering inner peace through sacred music, inspirational live experiences, spiritually uplifting: writing, videos, practices, and disciplines.
  2. Fostering the process of forgiveness and the active realization of interpersonal compassion and with all others.
  3. Inspiring the recognition of shared interests, commonalities of goodness and the message of love inherent to all religious/spiritual teachings.
  4. Increasing empathy and communication skills through a “walk in the other person’s shoes” experiences.
  5. Producing large-scale and worldwide multimedia events that utilize perennial wisdom to evoke the humanitarian, political and spiritual realization that  “All Are One and Lovingly Connected”.