Leaders Educated As Philanthropists
LEAP: We're out to change the world...starting with ourselves.
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Cycle of Leadership
LEAP creates a cycle in which students are not only taught the leadership skills needed to meet their own potential, but also trained to co-lead and then lead their peers in new LEAP partnerships.
“We joined a LEAP in Action and are currently running the LEAP with Carver Facebook page to engage teens and adults in a conversation about why teens drop out of school.”
—Madeline, Emily, and Zoe, Darien
“We started LEAP to Kibera two years ago with New Canaan, have a committed team from all three communities, are currently working to design and implement our garbage-to-energy program, and plan a trip to Kibera in August.”
—Meschac and Immeley, Stamford
“We took a LEAP to Lead class and have made it our mission to create anti-bullying programs.“
—Allana and Venice, Stamford
“We joined a LEAP in Action and are exploring ways to reduce the achievement Gap in Connecticut.”
—Tyron, Norwalk and Caitlin, Darien
“I took a LEAP to Lead class, co-founded the LEAP to Lead Uganda, and am training to lead a new LEAP in Nicaragua.”
“I took the LEAP to Lead class, co-founded LEAP to Lead Uganda, and am working to create an online magazine to depict the different ways that teens from Norwalk, Darien, and Uganda see issues that weaken their communities—issues like violence, poverty, hope, family, teen pregnancy, aids…”