LeAp: Learning through an Expanded Arts Program

Welcome to LeAp

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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LeAp's Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Program is officially underway in 12 schools across Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Over 1,500 students in grades three to six have begun to apply creative problem-solving skills to create their own business ideas and innovative products that address various needs in their communities--- and how to bring two-dimensional designs to three-dimensional reality. Click here for more information!

Students in LeAp's Public Art Program have chosen major social issues to address and are currently painting collaborative public art works. In march through April, students are meeting with distinguished GUEST ARTISTS at studios, galleries, museums and schools. We are grateful to this year's Guest Artists for their generous contribution to the program by meeting with and inspiring our students: Peter Bonner, Christo, Crash, Daze, Bradley Hart, Deborah Kass, David Katzenstein & Sherrie Nickhol, Federico Solmi, Virginia Wagner, and Kehinde Wiley. Click here to learn more about the Public Art program!

 

Test scores and independent quantitative studies have shown that students in LeAp's ALLL program far exceed their peers in the development of ELA skills, aligned with the Common Core and New York State Learning Standards. This year, the ALLL K-8 program is being implemented in 191 classes in 40 schools citywide and serves approx. 5,000 students and trains approx. 200 teachers. Please click here to learn more.

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Partner organizations help LeAp develop innovative programs, and supportive foundations and corporations fund critical LeAp initiatives. See who's working with LeAp to deliver high quality arts education programs.
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LeAp News & Events

  1. MANHATTAN HS STUDENTS WIN 1st, 2nd, and 3rd PLACE IN LEAP’S CITYWIDE AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

    March 17, 2015

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015 Manhattan students won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in LeAp’s NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition, competing against students from Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. Darleny Suriel (12th grader) of Repertory Company...

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  2. AUGUST WILSON COMES TO LIFE IN LEAP’S NYC STUDENT MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

    March 06, 2015

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015, LeAp students from nine New York City high schools will embody Wilson’s characters and bring them to life by performing two to three minute monologues from Wilson’s Century Cycle, ten plays chronicling the...

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  3. STUDENT WINNERS SELECTED FOR LEAP’S NYC AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION ON MARCH 5TH

    February 09, 2015

    On February 4th and February 6th 2015, students in LeAp’s August Wilson program participated in a preliminary competition held at the T. Schreiber Studios in Midtown Manhattan. Ninety students presented monologues before a panel of...

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