What is LEAP?
TSA's leadership program, LEAP – which stands for “Leadership. Education. Achievement. Personal Growth” – is designed to encourage students to be the best TSA member they can be as they seek knowledge about themselves, the organization, and their community while demonstrating leadership. LEAP is a customized program specifically developed for the Technology Student Association. LEAP is designed to promote leadership throughout every activity a student does in TSA.
As a student, what does LEAP mean for you?
If you are competing at the State Conference, you will NOT be required to turn in a LEAP report (high school) or a LEAP response (middle school). At the State Conference, LEAP will be run as a competitive event, for those who want feedback on their report/response, and experience with LEAP interviews.
You will need to keep track of your leadership experiences throughout the year - at your school, through TSA, and in your community
You will have to be able to articulate your experiences, and match them with the five practices for student leadership - Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.
Resources for you
LEAP Competition Engagement (this is where you will find all of the examples, instructions, templates and more)
LEAP video (state officers are working on this right now)