Afterschool Children's Program
2021 Fall Semester
[Program application link is at bottom of this page.]
LEAP plans to run in-person programming after school in the Fall of 2021. 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 five neighborhoods (Dixwell/Newhallville, Dwight/Kensington/West River, Fair Haven North, Fair Haven South, or the Hill). 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. 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 .
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: LEAP's afterschool program began on September 27th, 2021. The program runs from 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Thursday.
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):
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:
Clinton Ave School
Family Academy of Multilingual Exploration (FAME)
King-Robinson Magnet School
Roberto Clemente Elementary School
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)
Site Coordinator: Kenneth Notarino-Jeffrey
School Operating Site: Roberto Clemente Elementary School
Site Coordinator: Jasmine Williams
School Operating Site: Augusta-Lewis Troup School