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LEAP's Impact

LEAP provides academic support, social enrichment, and leadership development to more than 1,000 youth each year. Using our unique mentoring model, LEAP empowers high school and college students, giving them the training, education, and resources they need to work as counselors for younger children. With their counselors’ support, these children engage in literacy activities and learn to swim, code, camp, dance, garden and much more — all free of charge.

LEAP FACTS 2021-22

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LEAP Celebrates 30 Years

Founded in 1992, LEAP has served over 10,000 children with thousands of college and high school student counselors. See below for the ways we have grown and changed over the past 30 years while also staying committed to our values of leadership development among New Haven youth.

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Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate:

By Mail

Make checks out to "LEAP" and send to:

31 Jefferson Street
New Haven, CT 06511


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 203-773-0770


(Due to COVID-19, we are not available by phone. Please email Rachel Kline Brown at to set up a time to make a donation over the phone.)

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