LeAp: Learning through an Expanded Arts Program

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LeAp is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. LeAp empowers students to reach their full potential.

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Over 1,100 students attending 10 elementary schools developed innovative products and services for LeAp’s Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Program. Some inventions this year included a “magic” sweater, a backpack massager, a solar-powered mug, and much more. Select students with outstanding projects had the opportunity to pitch their ideas to successful business entrepreneurs and investors at a citywide luncheon on June 12. This program is supported by a major award from NBC 4 New York and the NBCUniversal Foundation. For info, click here.

Congratulations to the extraordinary students of LeAp’s Public Art Program who unveiled their beautiful and meaningful large-scale artworks that address major social issues (from bullying, racism, and drug addiction, to violence, religious tolerance and teen pregnancy) at our exhibition kick-off at Union Square! Our citywide exhibition is currently on view in parks in all five boroughs from June through August. For info and press coverage on the student artworks and park locations, and LeAp’s Public Art Program, please click here.

LeAp is pleased to once again present a model Summer Quest program at P.S. 5 in the Bronx in partnership with the NYC DOE and DYCD. The program is aimed at preventing summer learning loss and preparing students for the next school year. Kids will participate in a wide range of lively learning activities from building full-sized wigwams and making fishing rods to use at Van Cortlandt Park, to investigating mummies at the Met and turning their classrooms into Egyptian tombs. Please click here for more information.

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LeAp News & Events

  1. LeAp Launches 2014 Summer Quest Program at P.S. 5X

    July 07, 2014

    This summer, LeAp is honored to have been recognized by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to once again conduct a Summer Quest program at P.S. 5X in partnership with NYCDOE and the Department of Youth and Community...

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  2. LeAp OnStage 2014 Finale

    June 17, 2014

    The final performances of the 2014 LeAp OnStage Program were a great success! The 10 plays were performed on June 10 and 11 at the Pearl Theatre. 10 of NYC's youngest playwrights created these original narratives. To honor their...

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  3. Bronx Students Speak Out On Community Issues Through Art in Historic Citywide Parks Exhibition

    June 13, 2014

    CONTACT: Alexandra Leff, Director of LeAp’s Public Art Program & LeAp Deputy Director

    Cell: 917-837-4488 / Office: 212-769-4160 ext. 6 / This e-mail address is...

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