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Leap: Leadership 101 will jump start your college experience by spending the week with high school leaders from across the country. Through use of the Social Change Model, you will participate in both indoor and outdoor leadership, service, and social activities to discover your strengths, leadership style, ability to manage conflict and more to propel you into college-level leadership. You will gain hands-on experience by participating in a small group case study to demonstrate your individual and collective leadership skills.

Students entering grades 10-12 are invited to register.



  • Learn about and practice the Social Change Model which focuses on providing guidance in enacting positive change within one’s community through understanding of self and the role one plays in their greater
  • Completion of leadership inventories and knowledge of how to apply skills to social change.
  • Building connections to fellow students who are passionate about enacting positive change in their
  • Participate in service-based activities within surrounding
  • Trip to regional metropolitan area to witness examples of social
  • Create and present a vision and action plan of social
  • Experience life in college residence halls and three meals a day in Evert Dining Room.
  • Attend daily workshops lead by SU professional
  • Spend an evening at the famous, world renowned Knoebels Amusement Park.
  • Unwind with participants of Leap during pizza parties, an outdoor movie, and a pool party.



Co-Director: Jill Franklin 

Jill Franklin, M. Ed. is the Interim Director of Leadership and Engagement at Susquehanna University, where she advises leadership programs, fraternity and sorority life and student programming. Jill has proudly been involved with various leadership programs and projects throughout her life. Jill obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Bloomsburg University. Jill has experience with event planning and management, fraternity and sorority life, living and learning communities, programming council, and advising. Jill holds volunteer positions within the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors, the Northeast Greek Leadership Association, and is involved in the local Selinsgrove community.


Co-Director: Danielle Cartwright

Danielle Cartwright, M.S. works as a Case Manager for the Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response at Penn State University. Danielle started her higher education leadership journey as a resident assistant, as well as a member of multiple clubs and organizations on her undergraduate campus. In her time in higher education, Danielle has attended various conferences, workshops, and trainings as a means to build upon her leadership skills and identify opportunities for professional growth. Danielle has also had the opportunity to present at conferences and make connections with other leaders and professionals in the field of higher education. Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs, both from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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