RippleFX's Catapult Program is an 11 week intensive spiritual growth, leadership development, and mission immersion experience in Canton, Ohio.
Discover who you are.
Who you are is more important than what you can do. We will help you discover your identity in Christ. The more you see yourself as God sees you, the healthier you'll be as a leader.
The best things in life are never done alone. When we intentionally connect with others it is easier to share and receive encouragement and challenge. It's within this type of safe community that our experiences produce tremendous growth.
We all want our lives to make a difference in the world. During Catapult we will walk along side of you, coaching and giving real life opportunities to grow as a leader and better empower others.
Each week you will hear from different leaders from the business world, the non-profit community and churches.
Catapult participants will be a part of EXO on Mondays. The primary focus of EXO is identity and personal mission. You can find our more about EXO here.
On Fridays we focus on leadership development.
The learning environments we create for Catapult are more than just information downloads, they are spaces to process, and consider how to personally apply and live out the concepts we are learning.
Each Catapult participant will spend 20-24 hours each week Tuesday through Thursday at a business, non-profit organization or church to gain experiences in their fields of interest. We partner with local organizations who are committed to raising up young leaders.
We also spend a week at WildSide where each Catapult participant learns to lead a team by actually doing it! Think of it as a week long leadership intensive. You can find out more about WildSide here.
At RippleFX we are big believers in sharing life and laughing together. While we spend the summer learning and growing, we want to make space to have fun and experience life. That is why we take a weekend retreat together, share meals together when we can and also encourage other connections outside of Catapult.
Catapult starts May 22 and concludes August 6.
Catapult meets on the following Mondays from 9am to 1pm:
May 24 & 31, June 7, 14, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2.
Catapult meets on the following Fridays from 9am until 3pm.
June 11 & 18, July 2, & 9, August 6.
May 22 - Welcome dinner
May 28-30 - Weekend Retreat
June 12 - Catapult Dinner
June 19-25 - WildSide
July 21 - Catapult Dinner
July 28 - Catapult Dinner
No. It's much more. Internships just focus on work experience. Catapult is a holistic, hands-on, community focused leadership development experience. You'll get some work experience for sure, but Catapult goes way beyond just an internship. By the end of it you should have gained new friendships and an entire network of people cheering you on.
There is no cost to participants to attend Catapult. All costs are covered by partnering organizations, contributions from Catapult Alumni or others who believe in developing young leaders. ,
Summer experiences are not just about money! Catapult is a holistic leadership development program, the value of which is much more than just a paycheck. We want folks in our program who want to learn, grow and are motivated beyond just finances. At the same time we do want to lesson the cost of not being able to work a full time job in the summer months. Therefore we offer a $2000 stipend for the summer to help supplement the cost of participating in Catapult.
Catapult is going to average 32-35 hours per week.