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Learning through an Expanded Arts Program
  1. OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
    Richard Souto

    FOUNDERS PASS TORCH:
    38 Years of Leadership

    LAST CHANCE:
    Citywide Student Art Exhibit

    MAKING AN IMPACT SINCE 1977:
    After 38 years, Co-Founders Ila Lane Gross and Alice Krieger have stepped down from their posts as Executive Directors of LeAp.
    HOSTED BY CITI IN LIC, QUEENS:
    Art show runs through January -
    M-F 7AM-7PM (Open to the Public).
    WATCH NY1 feature on the exhibit!
    INTRODUCING RICHARD SOUTO:
    "I am inspired to advance LeAp's mission, deliver great programs, and lead the organization into its next phase of impact.”
     
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  1. 350+
    Schools
  2. 2,000,000
    Students Served
  3. 10,000+
    Teachers
  4. 92%
    Satisfaction Rate
All Student Populations
LeAp works with pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in New York City public schools, serving all student populations, including special needs, ELL, and gifted. 
Academics Through the Arts
LeAp uses visual art, music, theater, dance and film to teach math, ELA, science, and social studies. Programs are aligned with the Common Core Standards and STEM initiatives.
LeAp Helps Schools
LeAp provides in-school and afterschool programs for students, professional development training for teachers, parent engagement workshops, and assembly performances for school communities.

LeAp Partners With 
Schools Throughout NYC

LeAp is a leading innovator in educational programs and services and one of the premiere arts-in-education programs in New York City. Since 1977 LeAp has helped over two million students reach their full potential academically, artistically, and socially. In the last six years, LeAp has received numerous federal grants to study the impact of using our arts-based strategies to improve student performance on students' literacy skills. The results have been extraordinary, as students in our programs continue to excel in subsequent years. LeAp's programs promote cognitive, social, and emotional development in students of all ages and abilities.
 
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  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. "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)

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    "I learned how to create masks and accordion books to tell a story. Art is more than a picture. It means something."
     

  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)