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What's New at LEAP?

LEAP Year Event 2021

January 26th, 2021

Tickets for LEAP Year Event 2021 are live! Click here to see the selection for conversations and buy your tickets, now! LEAP Year Event 2021 will occur virtually on February 25th, 2021 with additional conversations on Saturday, February 27th!. To learn more about the event and see our committed sponsors so for, check out our LEAP Year Event website page, here!

Now Open: Children's Program (ages 7 to 12)

January 25, 2021

LEAP is now accepting applications for our free spring afterschool program for children ages 7 to 12. The program starts January 19th and runs until May. The program will combine in-person and online activities. You can learn more about our safety rules and what the program will entail as well as fill out an application online by clicking here.

Now Hiring: Development Database Associate

February 5th, 2021

LEAP is seeking a committed, highly motivated individual who is excited to join a hard-working mission-driven Development team as our Development Database Associate. The Development Database Associate is an integral part of the fundraising team, participating in the implementation of a development program to help support LEAP’s $3 million annual budget. As the Development Database Associate, you will be primarily responsible for managing our donor database.This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position. View the full job description here.

Applications for Junior and Senior Counselors - ON HOLD

January 25, 2021

[LEAP's counselor applications are now paused. Please check back for updates.] LEAP is starting our academic year programs and we need committed, hard working, college and high school students to work for us as junior and senior counselors.  If you are a high school student, you can learn more and apply here.  If you are a college student, you can learn more and apply here.

Leaders In Training (ages 13 to 15) - FULL

January 25, 2021

[LEAP's LIT spring program is now full. Check back in the spring for summer registration!] LEAP is now accepting applications for our academic year Leaders In Training program for teens ages 13 to 15.  The program will combine in-person and online activities. You can learn more about the program, including our safety rules and what the LITs will be doing as well as fill out an application by clicking here.

Buy a Book for a LEAPer with Atticus!

November 25, 2020

Buying books for the holiday season? Make sure to shop local with Atticus Bookstore Cafe in New Haven. While you shop safely online, add a book for a LEAP child to your cart. It's easy!


Go to this link here: https://atticusbookstorecafe.shop/collect.../childrens-books and select "Donate to the LEAP Book Drive". Each book is just $4.99, and you can adjust the quantity as you wish. Happy reading!

A Message on the Killing of Mr. George Floyd

May 27, 2020

Click for a message from LEAP's Executive Director on the killing of Mr. George Floyd. 


LEAP student, Sixth Grader

“LEAP has made me a better reader. I love reading with my counselors, and I’m also so excited that LEAP gave me books to bring home because before all I had was baby books.” 


To improve their literacy skills and close the achievement gap, LEAP kids read an average of 17 books every summer and get to keep 5 books for their home libraries. Payton shares her new books with her three siblings.

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LEAP is an academic and social enrichment program providing mentoring for children, teens and young adults, ages 7 to 24. 

31 Jefferson St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 203-773-0770

If we are not available by phone, please reach us using our "Contact" page.


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