2020 Marks the 11th Year Rodeo Dental Has Partnered with the Youth Leadership Organization

Rodeo Dental is proud to announce that over a 1,000 local students were able to participate in the renowned and transformative LEAP Week program in 2020 with our sponsorship!

This innovative week-long program is focused on helping 15 to 25-year-olds build valuable leadership skills they can leverage immediately and in the long-term as they grow their careers. 

While LEAP Week 2020 had a new format (virtual rather than in-person), the caliber of the curriculum and coaches was out of this world… as usual! 

The diverse lineup of speakers included athletes like Apolo Ohno and Alison Levine, Emmy nominated actors Jason Alexander and Dennis Quaid, musicians Diplo as well as Kevin Olsola & Kirstie Maldonado of Pentatonix, along with leadership expert and author Keith Ferrazzi. 

Rodeo Dental Founder, Dr. Saam Zarrabi, has been involved with the LEAP foundation for over a decade now. “I was lucky enough to have a mentor that helped set me on the right path and equip me to roll with the punches when things weren’t going my way. Seeing the impact LEAP week has had on students over the past decade has been so powerful. This experience has been truly transformative, creating more confident students and shaping the leaders of tomorrow,” he says. 

In 2019, Rodeo Dental was able to sponsor 30 students from Brownsville who would not otherwise have been able to afford the week-long retreat hosted at UCLA. 

One previous LEAP Graduate said of the program, “I just wanted to say thank you for teaching me skills I never knew I needed. I’ve noticed a change in how I work with others, more confidence in public speaking, and far less anxiety about my future. I feel so much more prepared for landing a great summer internship!”

Dr. Zarrabi concluded, “One of my favorite parts of supporting the LEAP Week program is meeting students before and after and seeing just how much they’ve grown through this experience. While I’m disappointed they couldn’t be there in person this year, I’m thrilled that more local students were able to attend the virtual summit and benefit from this amazing program.”

About the LEAP Foundation: The LEAP Foundation is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to building the next generation of leaders. Each summer, LEAP hosts LEAP Week, a week-long, award-winning motivational leadership program for 15-25+-year-olds on the campus of UCLA, bringing together top student leaders from the United States and around the world. 2020’s LEAP Week was held virtually to ensure participant safety.

About Rodeo Dental: Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics is one of the fastest-growing, multi-specialty dental groups in the country. Born in the Fort Worth Stockyards, the company’s team of over 100 award-winning doctors provides a full range of general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and board-certified pediatric dental services in 25 Rodeo locations throughout the state of Texas. Rodeo fuels its brand reputation by providing a high-end Patient Experience. Rodeo has the largest production stages in the healthcare industry with themed lobbies, upscale audio/visual equipment, and colorful window graphics that set the mood and experience backdrop. Additional color, music, fashion, and team vibe are mixed in to create an interactive pop art experience that sparks emotion and fuels one-of-a-kind interactions that patients share and remember. Patients are fanatical about the Rodeo brand and have submitted over 50,000 5-Star Google & Facebook reviews. The dentists and the company have won numerous awards including Best Place to Work in Fort Worth for two years in a row.