June 26, 2018 - Leila started her summer at Harvard SSP.
August 4, 2018 - Leila decided to create an organization that tackles the discrepancies in elite college access for Black, Brown, and Latinx students after recognizing her peers didn't know these opportunities were available to them.
November 4, 2018 - Application for the inaugural Ivy League College Tour opens
November 11, 2018 - TCP’s Inaugural Ivy League College Tour crowdfund started via GoFundMe - a total of $4,765 was raised for the initiative.
January 22, 2019 - TCP was featured on Channel 8.
February 20, 2019- Leila was interviewed by the Grey Area Media team to discuss The Champion Project & our upcoming college tour.
March 27, 2019 - Demi Mykal with the Indystar interviewed Leila and a few students attending top-tier schools to hear about the importance of creating opportunities for Black students to pursue top-tier institutions.
June 25, 2019 - Our founder received the Community Hero of The Month from Fox59 & The Community Health Network
March 31, 2019 - April 4, 2019 - The Champion Project successfully took 20 students ranging from 6th-11th grade to visit 5 Ivy League colleges.
June 25, 2019 - The inaugural Champion Coaching program began accepting applications.
July 31, 2019 - Leila reached out to some of her favorite community members and supporters and asked them to take a seat on our board.
August 11, 2019 - The Champion Project became a LLC.
October 1, 2019 - The 2nd Ivy College Tour application opened. 35 students applied to attend!
December 11, 2019 - The Champion Project became legally recognized as a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization
March 11, 2020 - 2nd Ivy League College Tour postponed due to COVID-19.
June 2020 - Our first cohort (6) of high school seniors successfully graduated from our Champion Coaching program and are headed to college.
July 12, 2020 - The Mind Trust announced they would be awarding a $5,000 grant to The Champion Project, our first grant!!!
August 2, 2020 - Our Champion Coaching sign ups opened for year two.
August 14, 2020 - Our coaching sign ups closed with 41 high school students coming into cohort 2.
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