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Our Summer Program for Children starts on June 24th!

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Education &
Athletics in


We teach children how to learn and young adults how to lead.

Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (LEAP) was founded in 1992 by educators, students, and community activists to address the historic disinvestment in young people of color in our city. In our two community centers and seven neighborhood-based sites, we provide children with a welcoming place to learn, explore and grow, while offering teens and young adults a platform to find their voice and become leaders and role models. College and high school student counselors teach younger students in literacy, the arts, and athletics.

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Enroll a Child in our Summer Camp Program!

Our spring after-school program is almost over, but summer is right around the corner! Our summer component starts on June 24th. Give your child a summer where they can make lasting friendships, discover hidden talents, and grow into their best selves. We offer fun activities like camping, field trips, creative projects, summer reading, and more! Sign up today by clicking here!

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Our Read-In will take place Friday, July 19th, from 10:00 AM until 11:15 AM. It is a day filled with activities that include volunteers reading to small groups of children, LEAP cheers, and fostering a love of reading. We are currently at capacity for volunteers, but please email if you would like to be added to our waitlist!

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LEAP is one of four CT Nonprofits to Receive the $2 million Open Call Yield Giving Award!

LEAP is incredibly grateful to have been chosen by MacKenzie Scott and her organization, Yield Giving, to receive one of her latest philanthropic gifts. 361 community-led non-profits were selected from over 6,000 applicants for their exceptional work in promoting the voices and opportunities of underprivileged individuals, families, and groups facing systemic obstacles and discrimination. LEAP ranked among the highest scorers of all applicants, receiving an award from Yield Giving of $2 million. This gift will be used to advance our mission of empowering and guiding the next generation of New Haven youth toward a brighter future. Thank you to Lever for Change and the evaluation and implementation teams for helping improve access to resources in our communities. Learn more about the Yield Giving award here!

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Sign up for FREE Classes at the Q House!

Enhance your creativity, physical health, and skill development at the Q House! They offer a range of FREE classes and workshops, from ceramics and art to music production and yoga; there's something for everyone! Unleash your artistic side, harmonize your tunes, or find your zen – all without any cost. Explore, learn, and thrive at the Dixwell Q House’s inclusive and enriching environment. Click here to sign up today!

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We are thankful for all of the support that help us keep LEAP running and serve New Haven's youth.

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