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

LEAP Shares 2018-2019 Annual Report

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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