Serving New York City Schools for 40 Years!

LEAP brings arts-integrated educational programs and cultural experiences that inspire students
in schools underserved in the arts.

At LEAP, through the process of artistic inquiry and expression, young people become creative thinkers, confident communicators, and collaborative community members prepared to succeed in school, excel in a 21st century career, and be inspired to be lifelong learners.
Our Expansive Reach
Each year, LEAP reaches nearly 20,000 students in more than 150 schools in all five boroughs. LEAP provides dynamic, arts-based, student programming, aligned professional development, and parent engagement activities.  
Integrated Theory of Change
LEAP is committed to instilling skills that enable all students—Pre-K to 12th grade—to succeed in 21st century careers. These skills encourage creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. 
Enhancing School Communities
LEAP provides in-school and afterschool programs for students, professional development training for teachers, parent engagement workshops, and assembly performances.
  1. "The program teaches the children to problem solve and think
    in a more abstract but logical way."
     
    Teacher, PS 14 (Gifted and Talented program)

  2. "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)

  3.   
    "When I sing, I feel like I am free and I can sing forever."

    Elementary school student, Bronx
     

  4. "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)

  5. "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)