Lauren Calahan, Founder of Leap4change
LEAP Magazine, July 29, 2013
For 25 years, Lauren has dedicated herself to creating and teaching personalized curriculum to students from pre-school to college. As an entrepreneurial educator and philanthropist her passion is to unite communities, listen to each student’s vision, voice, and vitality, empower him or her to strive towards a personal best, and design and implement a plan of action that creates a positive change in the world. Lauren uses her educational and philanthropic experiences combined with her skills at coaching, teaching, and mentoring to design and lead LEAP’s educational, administrative, and partner-alliances initiatives.
Lauren will scale the LEAP model throughout the country to transform our nation’s approach to leadership and outreach and empower the next generation to unite with ingenuity and conviction to create the solution to today’s chronic issues. She majored in Psychology at Brown University, attended Bank Street College, and taught, consulted, and designed outreach programs for public and private schools, including The Little Red School House, Horizons, Collegiate School, Greenwich Country Day School, Ox Ridge School, Noble and Greenough, and Derby Academy.