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LEAP's Halloween Festival at LEAP's Community Center

October 27, 2017 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Leadership, Education, Athletics in Partnership will once again hold its annual Halloween Festival for the kids of New Haven. This event is not only for the children enrolled in LEAP, but also for all the families in the New Haven community. LEAP has been putting on this event for the past ten years so that parents to have an environment that is both safe and fun for their children.  There will be a range of exciting activities for kids of all ages that include face painting, pumpkin painting,…See More
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Name of the Organization
Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc
Contact Person
Lucy Diaz
Job Title
Director of Development
Contact phone
203-773-0770
E-mail
development@leapforkids.org
Website
http://leapforkids.org
Interest
Youth, Education
Description Interest
LEAP’s mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who create and implement year-round, community-based programs designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high poverty urban neighborhoods.

In 1992, LEAP, Inc. was established to provide social and academic enrichment and leadership opportunities for at-risk children and youth in New Haven’s high-poverty/low-income neighborhoods. Over the years, LEAP has served many children through our out-of-school-time programs, and prepared young adults to become leaders in their communities. Currently, the organization serves 250-300 children and youth from low-income neighborhoods within the City of New Haven at two community-based sites, Farnam Courts and Church Street South; and one school-based site, Wexler –Grant Community School. LEAP also runs enrichment programming for children at the Roslyn Milstein Meyer LEAP Community Center.

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Your Calls Matter! Ask Your State Senators and Representatives to Put Funding for LEAP Back into the State Budget!

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Why we need your help NOW:
 
LEAP receives almost 25% of its funding from the Connecticut Department of…
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Today’s Readers are Tomorrows Leaders

Reading aloud to children is beneficial on a number of levels. It increases vocabulary, literacy skills and comprehension. It is the foundation of literacy development. (Kathleen Childress 2011) Once children possess these skills, it opens up a whole new world of learning and development, especially inner city children. More importantly, children love being read to.…

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