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 new at LEAP?

Save the date for our 25th Anniversary LEAP Year Event on Thursday, February 27th 2020 with some additional dinners February 29th. See our Sponsors to date! Click Here to stay up to date with all things LEAP Year Event!

Interested in joining your local businesses and peers as a Sponsor of LEAP Year Event for our 25th Anniversary?


Call the LEAP Office at 203-773-0770 and ask for Rachel, Director of Development, or email her at RKlineBrown@leapforkids.org for more information!

Saturday Code Club

LEAP is opening a free Saturday Code Club for all children and teens ages 11 to 15 (kids do not have to already be in LEAP).  Young technology enthusiasts and beginners alike can join to learn more about coding, robotics, virtual reality, app design and more. The Saturday sessions will take place at the LEAP Building from 10:00AM - 12:00PM, starting February 29. Registration is required to attend, and spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out bit.ly/leapcodeclub for more information and to sign up today!

Registration for the new swimming session will open on Monday, January 20th, 2020! The swimming session will begin on January 27th and end on February 27th, 2020! Click here to register and get more information!

We currently have open enrollment for all five LEAP Site Locations. Current Site Locations are: 

1. Clinton Avenue School (Fair Haven North)

2. Fair Haven K-8 (Fair Haven South)

3. Troup School (Dwight Kensington)

4. King Robinson School (Dixwell)

5. Roberto Clemente (Hill South)

Programming will be conducted from Monday, January 27th through Thursday, May 14th, 2020.


All parents must complete a Children's Program Application and submit it to the LEAP office or the office at one of the schools listed. Please note that children are not automatically accepted into the program by submitting forms. LEAP Site Coordinators will contact parents and guardians listed on the application form with status updates within forty-eight hours of application submissions.

Click Here to download and fill out an application, now!

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

(203) 773-0770