In the Press

June 09, 2020

The Yale Black Men’s Union hosted a fundraiser to raise money for Chromebooks for LEAP children. Read more about the Chromes for Kids fundraiser in the New Haven Independent Article, here.

Adapting and Responding to Challenging Times

April 30, 2020

On WTNH news, Henry Fernandez — Executive Director of LEAP — discusses COVID-19's impact on families, and how LEAP is stepping up to address these needs. 

Nonprofit Fills COVID-Related Gaps For Families

April 01, 2020

LEAP is acting to support New Haven’s low-income neighborhoods, from ensuring youth counselors keep their jobs to sending families to food pantries, providing rent assistance, technology and other resources.

LEAP To Start Video-Based Programs During COVID-19

March 19, 2020

In response to the pandemic, LEAP will continue its programming virtually. Counselors will help with school assigned homework, do group read alouds, play educational games, provide academic support, and meet other needs identified by parents and kids.

LEAP Celebrates 25th Anniversary LEAP Year Event

February 27, 2020

The 25th Anniversary LEAP Year Event was a major success, raising more money than ever before for our free after school programming! Read more about the community-centric annual event in this article, written by LEAP's very own Grant Writer, Victoria Wang, and published in the New Haven Independent!

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.

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