Afterschool Children's Program
2021 Winter & Spring Semester
LEAP is reopening programs in January 2021. Because of the high levels of COVID-19 we are primarily running online programming. However we plan to have limited in-person programming as well but we will initially limit this to outdoor activities as we know that it is safer to operate outdoors than indoors during the pandemic. As the level of community spread of COVID-19 hopefully goes down, we plan to have more in-person programming, and to potentially move some of it indoors. While we think in-person programming is important, we also want to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Children must be between the ages of 7 and 12 years old and live in one of our five neighborhoods (Dixwell/Newhallville, Dwight/Kensington/WestRiver, Fair Haven North, Fair Haven South or the Hill). Teenagers can apply to our Leaders In Training or Junior Counselor programs.
Initially, and for as long as we feel it is unsafe to meet in-person and indoors, LEAP's programs will include the following:
Fun online group activities like arts and crafts, story telling, dance and educational games.
Online homework assistance and tutoring.
Outdoor in-person activities like neighborhood walks, kite making and scavenger hunts. These will occur every one or two weeks. For all outdoor in-person activities, children must wear a mask at all times. All children must be screened into the program every day they meet in person with a temperature check and a completed survey so that we know they are not sick and have not come into contact with anyone who is sick. If your child is not feeling well or someone in your house has COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child home.
Children should dress warmly for outdoor activities.
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 (they can still participate in our online program).
Once it becomes safer and we do reopen more in-person programming, our programs will include:
Strong Safety protocols: All children and counselors will be required to wear masks at all times. All children must be screened into the program every day they meet in person with a temperature check and a completed survey so that we know they are not sick and have not come into contact with anyone who is sick. 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 (they can still participate in our virtual program).
LEAP will have small groups that meet in community spaces (but most likely not in schools which are currently closed for in-person activities).
LEAP will have a combination of hybrid in-person and online programs. Children will particpate 2 days a week in-person and 2 days a week online.
LEAP staff will have COVID-19 tests every 2 weeks.
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 five neighborhoods (what matters is where the child lives, not where he or she goes to school):
Dixwell and Newhallville
Dwight-Kensington (including West River)
when & where
The program operates after school Monday-Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm. LEAP operates in five neighborhoods at these local schools:
Fair Haven School
Clinton Avenue School
King-Robinson Magnet School
Roberto Clemente Elementary School
Site Coordinator: John Lee
School Operating Site: King-Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School
Fair Haven North
Site Coordinator: Maithe Ulloa
School Operating Site: Clinton Avenue School
Fair Haven South
Site Coordinator: David Aldaz Jr
School Operating Site: Fair Haven School
Site Coordinator: Cody Ruais
School Operating Site: Roberto Clemente Elementary School
Site Coordinator: Jasmine Williams
School Operating Site: Augusta-Lewis Troup School