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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LEAP’S MODEL SUMMERQUEST PROGRAM: LeAp has begun the fourth year of its model SummerQuest program, a NYCDOE-funded initiative that utilizes innovative learning strategies and projects to prevent summer learning loss. Over the next five weeks, students will be engaged in activities including making fishing rods and fishing in Van Cortland Park, exploring forests and looking for wild food sources, and searching for today’s immigrants in Jackson Heights, Chinatown, and Ellis Island, to visiting the Dyckman Farmhouse to look for ghosts. All activities will address the academic curriculum in math, science, history, reading and writing. Click here to learn more!

HISTORIC CITYWIDE PARKS EXHIBITION! Head to the parks this summer to support NYC students as they speak out on police brutality, gun violence, gay rights, child neglect, racism, animal abuse, environment, family, and health through a citywide summer exhibition. Students have transformed cafeteria tables into beautiful, meaningful and powerful issue-based works of art on display through the five boroughs through August. Click here for details of LeAp’s Public Art Program --- or to find out where you can view the summer exhibition click here.

 

LEAP SUMMER SCHOOLS: In addition to our model SummerQuest program, we are leaping into middle and high schools across the Bronx and Brooklyn with eight additional summer programs. Activities range from dramatic arts to teach English Language Learners writing and verbal skills, an urban planning program for young engineers, and cooking workshops, to yoga and mask-making classes. Our summer partners include SONYC, STEMSociety, and New York City Department of Design and Construction. Click here to learn more!

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LeAp News & Events

  1. LEAP'S SUMMER STUDENTS FROM MS 22 MEET US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR

    July 29, 2015

    On Friday, July 24, 2015 at the “Dream Big Day” initiative at the Bronx Children’s Museum, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrated four of LeAp’s M.S. 22 SONYC summer students who are Young Engineers working with NYC...

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  2. LEAP LAUNCHES NINE NEW SUMMER PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE BRONX AND BROOKLYN

    July 13, 2015

    This summer, LeAp is excited to introduce eight new afterschool summer programs in middle and high schools across the Bronx and Brooklyn. Four of these programs will be working with students in the Bronx to teach English Language...

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  3. LEAP & PS 69X IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NYC DEPT OF EDUCATION SHOWCASES ITS 2015 NYC SUMMER QUEST PROGRAM

    July 10, 2015

    BRONX, NY – LeAp is honored to have been once again selected to conduct a Summer Quest program at PS 69X in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Department of Youth and Community Development. LeAp was one...

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