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Afterschool Children's Program

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

The program operates after school Monday-Thursday from 3 pm - 6 pm. LEAP operates in six neighborhoods at these local sites (find more info below):

  • Dixwell

  • Newhallville

  • Fair Haven North

  • Fair Haven South

  • Hill South

  • Dwight-Kensington

  • Quinnipiac Meadows

when & where

Apply for our Spring 2024 Program Here!

2024 Spring Component  Information

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 29th, and will end Thursday, May 10th. 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 participated in LEAP's after-school program in Fall 2023 you do not need to submit a new application. Please let your Site Coordinator know that your child will be returning in the Spring. Please only submit another application if you have new or updated personal information.


All applications should be submitted by Thursday, January 26th 2024. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered until the first week of programming begins.

*There will be no LEAP Programming on January 31st, February 19th, March 13th, April 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, May 8th.


Site Coordinator: Darcus Henry Jr.

School Operating Site: Lincoln-Bassett Community School


Site Coordinator: Emiya Pearse

School Operating Site: King-Robinson Inter-District Magnet School


Fair Haven North

Site Coordinator: Daikichi Washington

School Operating Site: LEAP Office at 31 Jefferson St. 


Fair Haven South 

Site Coordinator: Jahvon Soto

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


Hill South

Site Coordinator: Jadah Smith

School Operating Site: Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School 



Site Coordinator: Dezhane Downing

School Operating Site: Augusta-Lewis Troup School

Quinnipiac Meadows

Site Coordinator: Edwin Caro

School Operating Site: Ross Woodward School

Site Information

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