LEAP works with pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in New York City public schools, serving all student populations, including special needs, ELL, and gifted.
Academics Through the Arts
LEAP uses visual art, music, theater, dance and film to teach math, ELA, science, and social studies. Programs are aligned with the Common Core Standards and STEM initiatives.
LEAP Helps Schools
LEAP provides in-school and afterschool programs for students, professional development training for teachers, parent engagement workshops, and assembly performances for school communities.
"The program teaches the children to problem solve and think in a more abstract but logical way."
Teacher, PS 14 (Gifted and Talented program)
"The strengths of the August Wilson Program were the growth in student's character analysis and self-confidence. It enhanced the Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum through understanding African American life and literature analysis."
Teacher, Curtis HS (August Wilson Program)
"I learned how to create masks and accordion books to tell a story. Art is more than a picture. It means something."
"I discovered during LeAp classes that you have to follow your dream even though everybody says it's impossible. The most important thing I learned was that things don't have to be perfect, just try your best."
Student, FLACS (ALLL 3-5 program)
"I discovered during LEAP classes that you have to follow your dream even though everybody says it's impossible. The most important thing I learned was that things don't have to be perfect, just try your best."