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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 10 books for their home libraries. Payton shares her new books with her three siblings.

LEAP Receives New York Life Grant

We are so excited to announce that LEAP received a grant from New York Life to expand our Leaders in Training Program for 13 to 15 year-olds! Click this link to learn more.

LEAP's Annual Read-In on the Green

This year, our Read-In on the New Haven Green will be held on July 12th from 9:30 to 11:30am. If you are interested in volunteering to read to our LEAP kids, please click this link to fill out our volunteer form!

Julia’s Run is a New Haven tradition that celebrates the memory of Julia Rusinek, a rising senior at Yale University at the time of her death in July 1999. The event combines Julia’s passion for running with her commitment to making a difference in the lives of children.

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LEAP is honored to be chosen as one of 78 Make a Splash programs in the U.S. to receive grant money from the USA Swimming Foundation!


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