June 23, 2022

LEAP Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Since 2002, LEAP has served over 3,000 students in Gloucester, Lynn, Peabody and Salem.
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November 16, 2021

DEIA Committee Launches

In 2021, LEAP initiated a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy initiative to ensure an organizational culture that respects the unique needs, perspectives and potential of its staff, volunteers, students, families and community partners.
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November 16, 2021

Business Partner Network Created

In 2020, LEAP created the Business Partner Network, a partnership between LEAP and area businesses to bring career information and opportunities to its students.
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November 16, 2021

Partnership with Lynn Public Schools to Open a Middle School Program

LEAP partnered with the Lynn Public School district to open an after-school and summer program called Dream MORE with a federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.
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November 16, 2021

Partnership with Salem State on Early College

Salem State University contracts with LEAP to provide college access and readiness services for high school students enrolled in Salem High School’s first early college program.
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November 16, 2021

First Summer Work Program

In-person work placements and internships were identified for youth from Gloucester and Salem, helping them build career skills and gain experience for their resume.
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November 16, 2021

Career Services Expands

LEAP expanded its focus to Career Services, recognizing that post-secondary success is more likely when students have identified one or more career pathways that match their interests while still in high school.
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November 16, 2021

Gloucester Partnership for After-School Program

From 2016 to 2019, Gloucester Public School district contracted with LEAP to write improvement plans for its high school and middle school 21st Century Community Learning Center programs and oversee the implementation of the plans.  LEAP discontinued its contract with the high school in 2017 and middle school in 2019.
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November 16, 2021

Teen Center Opens

LEAP opened the first teen-only youth center at its new location at Shetland Park offering academic support, enrichment, mentoring and civic engagement programs.
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November 16, 2021

First Mentoring Program

In order to address the declining numbers of low-income males and males of color in college, LEAP launched its first mentoring program, Brothers for Success. In 2018, Sisters for Success began.
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