Recommendations

June 23, 2022

Dr. Robert Putnam of the Harvard School of Government discusses the Opportunity Gap

Dr. Robert Putnam, Harvard professor in public policy at the Harvard School of Government, discusses the growing opportunity gap among our low-income youth and its implications for their social mobility and the costs to society. He makes a compelling case for all of us to take this issue seriously and for us to use our collective voices to compel our government as well as religious leaders to do something about it.
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May 9, 2022

NPR’s Article on How the Drop in College Enrollment Impacts the Economy

NPR – More than 1 million fewer students are in college. Here’s how that impacts the economy.
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April 21, 2022

Letter from the Director, Great Expectations 2022

There are many wonderful programs here on the North Shore that provide safe, supportive and engaging places for students to attend after school. So what makes LEAP special?
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October 19, 2021

Search Institute’s Research on the Importance of Relationships

Social-emotional learning and social capital are two cornerstones to LEAP’s youth success model. Discover why.
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October 19, 2021

Helping Students Recover from the Pandemic

Brookings’ article on the impacts of COVID-19 which have been most severe for those who were already the furthest behind academically—students of color and those experiencing poverty.
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