LEAP News

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.
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August 10, 2022

Thurgood Marshall Students Encouraged To Dream More At Summer Program

On Monday morning, Mayor Jared Nicholson, Ward Councilors Wayne Lozzi and Coco Alinsug, Interim Superintendent Deb Ruggiero, and School Committee members Brian Castellanos and Lorraine Gately toured the school to see how LEAP (learn, explore, aspire, pursue) for Education’s Dream MORE program was enriching students’ lives.
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July 21, 2022

Learning Hits the Road in Lynn

Dozens of middle schoolers formed a line in the Thurgood Marshall Middle School parking lot Monday morning to climb aboard the “SCiLL,” a 30-foot-long mobile Sustainability and Climate Innovation Learning Lab.
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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.
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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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March 17, 2022

LEAP spotlights success stories with 20th anniversary

CBS features LEAP’s Expanding Horizons middle school summer 2021 program in its Return School News Series, August, 2021
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March 7, 2022

LEAP has shown no bounds in its 20 years

CBS features LEAP’s Expanding Horizons middle school summer 2021 program in its Return School News Series, August, 2021
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October 27, 2021

LEAP Voices – A Series of Interviews with LEAP Students: Gisady

Gisady Mendoza is a chemistry major with a minor in business administration at Salem State University and a College Success Program (CSP) participant.
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