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 is bringing the arts and hands-on programs to even more NYC students this year! Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded afterschool programming to include all middle schools citywide with the new SONYC initiative. As part of this initiative, LeAp has been awarded grants from NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and has launched four new afterschool programs. We’re looking forward to working with students of JHS 125 and MS 129 in the Bronx, and MS 51 and MS 88 in Brooklyn! For info, click here.

LeAp’s 13th annual art show is currently on display in the Citigroup building atrium in Long Island City, Queens. Hosted by Citi, this show features work by K-6 students from LeAp’s ALLL and Summer Quest programs. From paper sculpture invertebrates, West African tribal masks, and Mondrian-inspired art to paintings of plant cells, a photo community collage, and an Egyptian tomb, students engaged in LeAp’s hands-on arts projects while learning science, math, history and ELA. Please click here.

 

LeAp’s hundreds of programs address the Common Core Standards and many are directly aligned with the STEM initiatives. LeAp serves all student populations---including special needs, ELL and gifted---and customizes its programs to the specific needs of each classroom. Please contact us for more information or to hear about how you can bring LeAp into your school.

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LeAp News & Events

  1. OPENING RECEPTION FOR LEAP’S 13TH ANNUAL ART SHOW HOSTED BY CITI

    October 09, 2014

    Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) and Citi will honor the young artists whose works are currently on display in LeAp’s 13th Annual Student Art Exhibition with certificates and a Milk & Cookies Opening Reception. The...

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  2. LEAP’S NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AT JHS 22X IS PART OF THE MAYOR’S NEW SONYC INITIATIVE

    September 04, 2014

    Since 2005, LeAp’s award-winning afterschool program at JHS 22X has continued to be recognized for its excellence in providing services to middle school students through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic...

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  3. LEAP REACHES MORE STUDENTS WITH LAUNCH OF FOUR NEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

    July 29, 2014

    LeAp is pleased to be able to bring the arts and hands-on programs to even more NYC students this year!

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the expansion of afterschool programs to include all middle schools citywide. As part of this...

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