Afterschool Children's Program

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Back to School 2020-21

LEAP is reopening programs in October 2020 and is accepting applications now.  We are excited to get back into working with children.  Our afterschool program will run from 3 pm to 6 pm, 4 days a week.  We will be focusing on homework help, academic support, and fun activities to supplemend children's school experience.  The program will be in-person 2 days a week and online 2 days a week.

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).

Because of COVID-19, our programs will look different this school year, including:

  • Strong Safety protocols: All children and counselors must 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 (not in schools which are currently closed for in-person activities).

  • LEAP will have a combination or hybrid in-person and virtual program.  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

  • Fair Haven

  • The Hill

  • 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 

  • Troupe School 

  • Clinton Avenue School

  • King-Robinson Magnet School

  • Roberto Clemente Elementary School

Site Information


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


Hill South

Site Coordinator: Cody Ruais

School Operating Site: Roberto Clemente Elementary School



Site Coordinator: Jasmine Williams

School Operating Site: Augusta-Lewis Troup School

Application Form

If you would like your child to participate in the afterschool program, please complete an application online in English or Spanish.  Click one of the two buttons below.


LEAP is an academic and social enrichment program providing mentoring for children, teens and young adults, ages 7 to 24. 

31 Jefferson St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 203-773-0770

If we are not available by phone, please reach us using our "Contact" page.

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