- Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Program Delivery: Online
- Session Start: September
- Session Length: Quarter
- Category: Leadership
- Sub-Categories: Business, English as Second Language (ESL), Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Career Exploration
- Minimum Cost: < $500
- Gender: Coed
"TOPPA !!" is a systematic online leadership program for 7-12 grade students that focuses on high-quality inputs and outputs for three months based on programs from top universities such as Cambridge University. You will acquire the mindset and practical skills needed for the 21st century through global business expert lectures and Project Based Learning with students from different countries/regions. You will be challenged, encouraged and inspired to be a global leader.
We had been providing the program in Japanese, successfully achieving high satisfaction rate among the participants. Starting in September, we provide the global version of the TOPPA!!, which takes place all in English.
To practice leadership, you will be assigned to a project creating Social Innovation in the medical field. You will be challenged by the healthcare startup OUI Inc. to propose a "New Project Idea to Radically Reduce the Loss of Eyesight".
By forming a group of about 5 students, you will develop collaborative skills and leadership necessary to play a globally active role in the 21st century, in addition to individual problem-solving skills. Once you complete the program, we issue a digital certificate.
For those who have financial restriction to join the program, we offer scholarships to some students. For more details, please check out our website.
Note 1: Please be aware of the change in time difference with Japan for some countries due to the end of summer time
Note 2: Project must also be driven outside of class, and out-of-class activities will occur every week for several hours
Format: Completely online using Zoom / Slack, etc.
Target & Capacity: Up to 30 junior and senior high school students (7th to 12th Grade)
Language: English - Discussion level required (TOEFL iBT 60+)
Fee Normal: $450 (USD)
Scholarship: Discounted to $150 (USD)
Note 1: In this program, some students with financial difficulty will be selected as scholarship students, and the fee will be reduced to $150
Note 2: The fee is prepaid
Note 3: If you apply with your friends, $30 discount available
"I think that the project has given me a very valuable experience in terms of creating a business from scratch and building teamwork. I am grateful that I got to receive a lot of great advice from the guest teachers, who all taught us in innovative and creative ways with all of their heart. They used games and role-plays to make the scene more realistic and learning more interesting. Their presentations were our role models when we presented our business models. We also had to work entirely in English. It was tough, trying to communicate as it was a language many of us were not familiar with; we struggled to share ideas but the great mentors supported us. They gave us professional advice, was always there during coffee chats. I didn’t know how to lead the team, so our mentor gave me advice on motivating others. Finally, because we are all serious about solving society’s problems, we had to think deeply about what was expected of us and what was required to improve the situation. As we were constantly required to look to our values during the project, I realised what was truly important to me. The experience will definitely help me in making choices in the future. Overall, I am extremely glad that I participated in this project, Thank you so much!
Midori, 15 years old, Malaysia"