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Student Testimonials

group of 25 students standing on outdoor stairs"The I-LEAP program is something that I do not take for granted. I am so grateful to be a part of a program that is so powerful and influential! Had I not been a part of the program I do not believe that my transition from high school to this university would have been as smooth. I-LEAP gave me a family away from home and continues to encourage me to not only be great, but to also never give up on myself no matter my circumstances." — Eriel Davis, Recreation, Sports, and Tourism

"Joining I-LEAP was one of the best decisions I made my freshman year. From the first day of school I had familiar faces in all of my classes and as the semester progressed these students became some of my best friends. It has given me every opportunity to succeed not only here at the University of Illinois, but in my professional life after college as well." — Vivian Villegas, Kinesiology

"I-LEAP has played a major role in my development throughout my years here at Illinois. I have been able to establish communication skills that will stick with me not only our time at Illinois, but in being successful in life general. The added bonus is that everyone is in the same college so they relate to you more with class assignments in addition to scheduling and understanding the workload of being in the college of Applied Health Sciences. I-LEAP in the simplest form is a family. A family where everyone wants to see the other achieve their academic goals as well as lifelong dreams and I am ecstatic to be a part of it." — Deneen Holmes, Community Health

"Everything that I have participated in within I-Leap has assisted into shaping me in to the person I am today and the person I will continue to be in the future. From these experiences I have been able to create a family within I-LEAP and been able to discuss how meaningful the program is to other administrators and students on campus." — Nick Conley, Recreation, Sport, Tourism

"The I-Leap program helped me tremendously in the transition from high school to college. The program gave me guidance when I had nowhere else to turn. With the help of my mentors I was able to plan out my college career and stay on track to graduate. Along with all of these things the program helped me to build relationships that will continue on even after I graduate."— Mickayla Jones, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences