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On an adventure that Grounds Emerging Leaders in Purpose and Prosperity since 2019

Application for the June

Take the Leap Program for Youth (ages 17-21) is now open!


June 8-July 13, 2024

6 sessions of 75 min each


This program is offered online through Zoom and you can join from anywhere. 

Apply by May 1, 2024

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Sonia Di Maulo, award-winning author and scholar, Certified Reinvention Practitioner, and Part-Time Professor and Adle Ong, Educator and Certified Reinvention Practitioner bring you Take the Leap! Make an Impact for Youth, a program specially designed with the emerging leader in mind. Learn more at

This experiential fully online program combines story-telling, a systems-thinking community-based approach, positive education and inclusive online learning techniques.

You will experience a vibrant online community of like-minded students led by a dedicated dynamic team. Sonia and Adle, are committed to guiding and supporting your journey. A series of reflective, thought-provoking activities will propel you to discover, create, embrace, and breathe life into your living legacy and plan for an impactful future. The time commitment is a minimum of 2 hours per week (June 8-July 13, 2024). The live online meetings will be on Sunday afternoons June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7 and 14, 2024.

This first-of-its-kind curriculum supplements any program of study for students at every level. Take the Leap! brings balance: mix of academics, well-being and character development.

Our goal is to engage students to complete the program with a living legacy plan that reflects a deep vision grounded in meaning and purpose. 


By the end of the program, students will be able to use the growth framework to:

  • Acquire self-assessment skills which lead to purpose-focused decisions.

  • Enhance clarity, engagement, and resilience in navigating life choices.

  • Apply purpose-grounded choices in 70% of decisions when uncertainty occurs. 

  • Connect and share with others to apply their plan over time.

Sonia Di Maulo, award-winning author and scholar, Certified Reinvention Practitioner, and Part-Time Professor at Concordia University and her team bring you Take the Leap! Make an Impact, a program specially designed with the learner in mind.

Sonia's Ken Blanchard endorsed book, The Apple in the Orchard: a story about finding the courage to emerge, and the Take the Leap! Make an Impact program received the 2017 and 2020 Award of Excellence (AOE) for Outstanding Human Performance Intervention and grounds emerging leaders in purpose and prosperity. 


She is a proud mom of two boys (now young men!), enjoys family time, watching science fiction movies, and listening to and being inspired by Queen’s music & legacy.


More about Sonia.

Book a Strategy Call with Sonia about bringing the Take the Leap! Experience into your space.


Adle Ong, educator, human system expert and Certified Reinvention Practioner, is curious about children's capacity to learn organizational development (OD) skills, which sparks her desire to design programs that teach power skills (formerly “soft skills”) to youth. 

She explores this in her published OD Review article, "Can We Develop a Dialogic Organization Development Mindset in Children?" Read the full article.


Equipping young people to go beyond the classroom, empowering them to be resilient, capable, and caring citizens of our world energizes Adle.

Designing Take the Leap for Youth has been a thrill, allowing Adle to combine her expertise in teaching and designing with her experiences as a participant and a Peer Mentor in the Take the Leap! Program at Concordia and Queen’s University.


When Adle is not teaching or creating courses, she enjoys children’s literature and is a food enthusiast. She loves getting to know people and places through food.


More about Adle.



The application period to join the Take the Leap! Program for Youth aged 17-21 is now OPEN. Apply below!

When you are accepted, payment will be requested in one payment or monthly.

Limited scholarships are available. Reach out to for a request. 

This Take the Leap! Program is open to students aged 17-21.

Deadline to submit your application EXTENDED: May 15, 2024 (midnight)

The program accepts 8-12 emerging leaders.

Everyone is welcome to apply.

You will be notified of your acceptance on a rolling basis, the sooner you apply, the sooner you will be accepted until all spots are filled.

We are excited to read your application for selection.

This program is for you if: 

  • You are looking to increase your clarity, engagement, and resilience at school and in life.

  • You can commit to fully participating in the program between June 8 and July 13, 2024 and on Sundays between 1:30-2:45pm live. Events will be recorded in the rare case that you can not attend.

  • You welcome opportunities to learn and grow with other emerging leaders.

  • You are excited to learn more about yourself, your purpose and how to use it in positive ways in your life and future careers.

We provide you with support along your path to encourage you to keep going even when it gets tough. If this sounds like a challenging and worthwhile experience... apply today.

Want to be a part of the Take the Leap! Program?

Submit the form below to apply for the June 2024 program for emerging leaders ages 17-21.

The application process has three steps:

  1. Form 1 of 3: Basic information (form below)

  2. Form 2 of 3: Application Questions 

  3. Form 3 of 3: Expectations and Commitment 

The cost to participate, upon acceptance is $240.00 CAD, payable in full or in three equal payments of $80/each.

Limited scholarships are available. Reach out to for a request. 


Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Is there a fee to participate?

Is there a fee to participate?

The program cost is $240 CAD. Once you are accepted, arrangements will be made for payment.

How many days is it?

How many days is it?

The program experience starts on June 8 and ends of July 13. Live online events will happen on six Saturdays from 1:30 to 2:45. Additional time may be required to complete the exercises.

How many hours is it?

How many hours is it?

Consider a minimum of 2 hours a week to complete the activities. This timing is approximate - you can invest as much or as little time as you want.

Why is this being offered?

Why is this being offered?

We see value in helping emerging leaders increase clarity, engagement, resilience, community and confidence.

What is a Living Legacy?

What is a Living Legacy?

This program will help you learn about your 4Ps (Powers, Principles, Passions, and Purpose) which will develop into a plan to a Living Legacy Plan.

How will we meet?

How will we meet?

Your learning will be live online, offline, in groups and self-directed. We will be using an online platform to deliver the activities and Zoom for the live sessions.

Will I get support?

Will I get support?

You will have an opportunity to meet during the week in small study groups, if you choose.

How will this help me?

How will this help me?

The purpose of this program is to ground you in purpose and prosperity for today and in the future. The tools you will learn can be used for life.

Will it help me throughout the semester?

Will it help me throughout the semester?

The Take the Leap! Purpose Lab will help you plan for a learning experience like no other. We will support you before, during and at the end of the program to help you follow your plan.



The program runs for 5 days, 1.5 hours a day, January 8-12, 2024.


Students will have activities to complete every day.

See FLOW for more...


Individual Activities

  • Check in activity

  • Read/watch video

  • Do activity (this program is action-based)

  • Share insights


Group Activities

  • Attend Peer Mentoring Live Zoom events

  • Engage with the large group online to share insights and assignments

  • Join a Live Zoom event


  • Diverse areas of study

  • Mix of diverse students

  • Desire to be purpose-driven

  • Desire to positively impact our world

  • Desire to discover, create, embrace, and breathe life into your unique living legacy


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