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Afterschool Children's Program

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2023 Spring Semester

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

LEAP plans to run in-person programming after school in the spring of 2023.


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


Our in-person programs will include:​​

  • 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 will begin Monday, January 30th, and will end Thursday, May 11th. It will run from 3pm to 6pm Mondays through Thursdays.

  • 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 . 

If you would like to complete an application for the program, scroll down.  Application buttons are at the bottom of this page. If you participated in LEAP's after-school program in Fall 2022 you do not need to submit a new application. Please only submit another application if you have new or updated personal information.


All applications should be submitted by Thursday, January 26th, 2023. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered until the first week of programming begins.

*There will be no LEAP Programming on Wednesday, February 1st, and Thursday, February 2nd.


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:

  • Wexler Grant, Q House (Dixwell)

  • King-Robinson Magnet School (Newhallville) 

  • Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration (FAME) (Fair Haven South)

  • Conte West Hills Magnet School (Fair Haven West) 

  • Roberto Clemente Elementary School (The Hill)

  • Troup School (Dwight-Kensington)

  • Ross Woodward School (Quinnipiac Meadows)

Site Information

Dixwell Q House

Site Coordinator: Darcus Henry Jr.

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


Site Coordinator: Emiya Pearse

School Operating Site: King-Robinson Interdistrict Magnet School


Fair Haven West 

Site Coordinator: Daikichi Washington

School Operating Site: Conte West Hills Magnet 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 spring 2023 can be found here.

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