Afterschool Children's Program

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2022 Fall Semester

[Program application link is at bottom of this page.]

LEAP plans to run in-person programming after school in the fall of 2022. If addressing pandemic safety requires that we combine in-person and online programming or run only online programming, then we will make those changes.

Children must be between the ages of 7 and 12 years old and live in one of our seven neighborhoods (Dixwell, Newhallville, Dwight Kensington, Fair Haven North, Fair Haven South, the Hill, or Quinnipiac Meadows). Teenagers can apply to our Leaders In Training or Junior Counselor programs.​​


Our in-person programs will include:

  • Strong safety protocols: All children and counselors will be required to wear masks at all times indoors. 

  • If your child is not feeling well or someone in your house has COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child home. If there is someone who is vulnerable to COVID-19 in your household (for instance a senior citizen or someone whose immune system is compromised), then it may not make sense for your child to participate in our in-person program .

  • LEAP groups will meet in schools and community spaces to complete homework, engage in literacy activities, and have fun projects including arts, sports, dance, computer learning, and community walks.

  • Start Date and Times: The program runs from 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Thursday. The last day of the fall program is December 15th.

If you would like to complete an application for the program, scroll down.  Application buttons are at the bottom of this page.


LEAP's afterschool program combines homework assistance with extra reading and activities, including athletics, arts, computer science, cooking, and gardening.


  •  All programs are overseen by an experienced site coordinator with trained counselor pairs drawn from local colleges and high schools.  


  • LEAP's afterschool program is free for participants.


LEAP's afterschool program is available for children ages 7 to 12 who live in one of our six neighborhoods (what matters is where the child lives, not where he or she goes to school):

  • Dixwell

  • Newhallville

  • Fair Haven

  • The Hill

  • Dwight-Kensington (including West River)

  • Quinnipiac Meadows

when & where

The program operates after school Monday-Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm. LEAP operates in six neighborhoods at these local sites:

  • Clinton Ave School 

  • Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration (FAME) 

  • Troup School

  • King-Robinson Magnet School

  • Roberto Clemente Elementary School

  • Q House

  • Ross Woodward School

Site Information

Dixwell Q House

Site Coordinator: Ramzia Issa

Operating Site: Dixwell Q House (197 Dixwell) in partnership with Wexler-Grant School


Site Coordinator: John Lee

School Operating Site: King-Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School


Fair Haven North 

Site Coordinator: Daikichi Washington

School Operating Site: Clinton Avenue School


Fair Haven South 

Site Coordinator: Jahvon Soto

School Operating Site: Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration (FAME)


Hill South

Site Coordinator: Chynna Blair

School Operating Site: Roberto Clemente Elementary School



Site Coordinator: Dezhane Downing

School Operating Site: Augusta-Lewis Troup School

Quinnipiac Meadows

Site Coordinator: Angelina Campos

School Operating Site: Ross Woodward School

Application Form

The Afterschool Children's Program application for fall 2022 can be found here.