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During the school year, LEAP operates a free, comprehensive after school program four days a week with a 5:1 child to counselor ratio. Counselors help children complete homework, engage in our literacy-based curriculum, and enjoy a wide range of opportunities in the arts, sports, and science. We cater to children’s “multiple intelligences,” which are often ignored in urban public schools which must now spend the majority of their time meeting strict standardized testing goals in basic subjects.


With LEAP, our children get to engage in activities including swimming, computer coding, African dance, yoga, chess, photography, art, healthy cooking, knitting, gardening, theater, poetry, guitar, tennis, soccer, and more. Kids also go on adventures around New Haven for further educational and social enrichment.

The program runs Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6pm. Children must be between the ages of 7 and 12 years old and live in one of our five neighborhoods (Dixwell/Newhallville, Dwight/Kensington/West River, Fair Haven North, Fair Haven South, or the Hill). Teenagers can apply to our Leaders in Training or Junior Counselor programs. 

Visit the LEAP website at the link below for more information or to register your child!

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