February 3, 2023
Looking Back to Look Ahead: A Report on the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth
LEAP for Education is showcased on page 11 of this report on the Condition of Education: 10th Anniversary. LEAP was also mentioned in the first report in 2013. read here
September 1, 2022
New study shows that social capital is the key to reducing poverty and empowering underserved youth’s upward mobility.
Social capital has long been one of the four essential elements of student success at LEAP and is included in all LEAP programs at each age level.
July 21, 2022
US Dept. of Ed calls for afterschool & summer for all
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona launched the Engage Every Student Initiative, a bold new call to action to utilize American Rescue Plan funds alongside other state and local funds to ensure that every child who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time (OST) program has one.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.