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LEAP Year Event at Hopkins School

February 22, 2018 to February 24, 2018
About LEAP Year EventThe 23rd annual LEAP Year Event is an evening of terrific food, stimulating conversations, and rich learning and culture. Its purpose is to raise money to support LEAP’s nationally recognized after-school and summer mentoring programs for children and youth living in New Haven’s high poverty neighborhoods. Generous LEAP supporters in the Greater New Haven area open their doors to host intimate dinner parties in their lovely homes. A notable Guest of Honor joins each dinner…See More
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Name of the Organization
Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc
Contact Person
Rachel Kline Brown
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!

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

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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