Our Mission: Empowering Native Lakota students to realize
hope and opportunity through post-secondary education.
“We’ve got to all live together so let’s get our education and do what we can to improve our people, improve our livelihood, to improve our future because you can’t depend on the government.”
Alice Phelps, Principal, Wounded Knee School.
“A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.”
Chief Crazy Horse, Tȟašúŋke Witkó, 1840-1877
"I believe the Great Creator put us on this earth in service to others.”
Mark Melter, Whamne Omne Mato (Whirlwindbear)
LEAP Co-Founder and President
“We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right.”
Chief Red Cloud, Mahpiua-Luta, 1822-1909