Summer Children's Program



LEAP's summer program includes literacy, athletics, arts, computer science, cooking, and gardening. Children also go on field trips around New Haven, as well as camping trips.


  •  All programs are overseen by an experienced Site Coordinator with trained counselor pairs drawn from local colleges and high schools.  


  • LEAP's summer program is free for participants.


LEAP's summer children's

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):

  • Dixwell and Newhallville

  • Fair Haven

  • The Hill

  • Dwight-Kensington (including West River)

when & where

The program operates 

Monday-Friday from 9 am - 3 pm. LEAP operates in five neighborhoods at these local schools:

  • Fair Haven Middle School 

  • Troupe School 

  • Clinton Avenue School

  • King-Robinson Magnet School

  • Roberto Clemente Elementary School

Hybrid Summer Program 2020

This year, LEAP ran a summer program that fulfilled many of the needs of children and parents while keeping everyone safe based on the health guidelines from the state. LEAP's Summer Program looked like this:

  • Our four-week program began on July 6th.

  • Small groups of 6 children were overseen by two counselors. 

  • Children rotated weekly between an online program and an in-person program (Example: Week 1 in-person, Week 2 online, Week 3 in-person, Week 4 online).

  • Virtual programming was 2-hours per day focusing on literacy and educational activities from LEAP's curriculum specific to each of our age groups. 

  • In-person programming was outdoors (with tents) from 8am-12pm at New Haven schools and the LEAP community center with literacy, sports, games, and nature-focused activities.

  • LEAP’s summer program was free for all participants and served 350 children and teens.

  • Safety protocols for in-person programs included free masks for all staff and children, daily temperature checks, and extensive cleaning and sanitizing. The program took place primarily outside.

An experienced Site Coordinator with trained counselor pairs drawn from local colleges and high schools oversaw all programs. Counselors took part in a two-week intensive training including safety standards, group management, parent contact, social & emotional health, our curriculum and more.

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LEAP is an academic and social enrichment program providing mentoring for children, teens and young adults, ages 7 to 24. 

31 Jefferson St.

New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 203-773-0770

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