What's new at LEAP?


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.

What's Next at LEAP?

We just finished a very successful 2020 summer program with hundreds of young people participating as kids and counselors.  Now we are taking a pause to figure our what our school year program looks like. We will post our new program design once we have finished our debriefing and planning. (So we do not have applications for programs or positions yet.)


Click here to find suggestions from LEAP on what kids can be doing now.


Check out our COVID-19 section of this website for information on important issues like unemployment insurance, food access, and activies with kids.

Click Here to read a great article in the New Haven Independent about our 25th Anniversary LEAP Year Event. Thank you again to all of our supporters who attended, donated, hosted, served as Guests of Honor and Sponsored! It was our most successful fundraiser ever and we couldn't have done it without you!

LEAP Shares 2018-2019 Annual Report

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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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New Haven CT 06511

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