In the Press

Teen Follows Mom’s College Dream

January 10, 2020

Christopher Suggs’ mom interrupted her college dream to give birth to him and raise him with the attention he deserved. Seventeen years later, Christopher is completing the dream —  now that his top choice for college, Morgan State University, has accepted him for admission this coming fall.

LEAP: Surrounding Kids With Approachable Neighborhood Role Models is Key to Success

November 08, 2019

LEAP stands for Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership. And having been in operation 25 plus years, we can see they’ve got it down: the formula for success. Kids come up through LEAP, first as young students, then as leaders, ready to mentor the next generation. It’s a beautiful system that really works.

Spooky Doings Planned

October 23, 2019

It’s that spooky time of year again and this Friday (Oct. 25) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. all New Haven children and families are invited to LEAP’s annual Halloween Festival. There will be pumpkin painting, games galore and the LEAP haunted house.

YHHAP to host nonprofit meet and greet

October 11, 2019

A handful of New Haven nonprofits and Yale student groups will set up tables on Cross Campus Saturday to spark conversation between local organizations and Yale students about volunteer opportunities in the Elm City.

New York Life Foundation Awards $1.35 Million in Grants to Out-of-School Time Programs to Help Middle School Students Transition to 9th Grade

July 25, 2019

The New York Life Foundation in partnership with the Afterschool Alliance today announced $1.35 million in new grants, to be awarded to 26 youth development organizations across the country to support middle school youth during the out-of-school time (OST) hours.

Community Connections: LEAP

June 03, 2019

New Haven, Connecticut is known for its world-class pizza, historic hamburgers, eclectic restaurant scene, and of course, Yale University. It is also known for Yale-New Haven Hospital, and yet, New Haven’s prevailing stereotype is that of a dangerous city long-riddled with violence.

Julia’s Run celebrates two decades

April 15, 2019

On Saturday, over 350 runners gathered on Cross Campus to participate in the 20th annual Julia’s Run Road Race. The turnout set a new record for Julia’s Run, a four-mile fundraising race and children’s fun run in New Haven.

20th Annual Julia’s Run for Children

April 14, 2019

USA Swimming Foundation Awards $507,461 of 2019 Grant Funding for Make a Splash Local Partners

March 26, 2019

The USA Swimming Foundation announced today that it has awarded $507,461 to learn-to-swim programs across the country through its first-round of 2019 grant funding for Make a Splash Local Partners. The grants will go towards swim lesson programs, providing 25,705 children with the opportunity to learn how to swim.

Road race to benefit New Haven’s LEAP, honor Yale student who died in 1999

March 19, 2019

The 20th Annual Julia’s Run Road Race to honor a Yale senior who died in 1999, and to benefit LEAP, will be held April 14 at Yale University’s Cross Campus.

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