LEAP trains New Haven college and public high school students to work with younger children, providing a literacy based curriculum as well as classes in the arts, computer science, swimming, athletics, camping, cooking and team building.  

In LEAP’s summer program, we work with children five days a week and place our college student senior counselors to live in public housing developments and other neighborhood housing so they are accessible to children, learn about the neighborhoods’ strengths and weaknesses, and infuse role models in places that benefit from the introduction of college students as neighbors.  

During the school year, LEAP operates six days a week, using four to one child to counselor ratios to help children complete homework, engage in our literacy based curriculum and enjoy a wide range of opportunities in the arts, sports, and science that respect children’s “multiple intelligences” and often are no longer available in urban public schools which must now spend the majority of their time meeting strict standardized testing goals in basic subjects.

LEAP New Haven, CT 06511, USA
May 30, 2019
Scholarship - General
Applications You can come by the LEAP office to fill out an application or download and complete the below application and drop it off at 31 Jefferson Street, New Haven.  Give us a call at (203) 773-0770 with questions. English   Español   What LEAP's afterschool program combines homework assistance with extra reading and fun developmentally appropriate activities, including athletics, arts, computer science, cooking, and gardening.  All programs are overseen by an experienced site coordinator with trained counselor pairs drawn from local colleges and high schools.  LEAP's afterschool program is free for participants. Who LEAP's afterschool program is available for children ages 7 to 12 who live in one of our five neighborhoods (what matters is where the child lives, not where he or she goes to school): Dixwell and Newhallville Fair Haven...