LeAp: Learning through an Expanded Arts Program

Welcome to LeAp

LeAp is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. LeAp empowers students to reach their full potential.

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In LeAp's Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Program, over 1,500 students in grades three to six from Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx have applied creative problem-solving skills to create their own business ideas and innovative products that address various needs in their communities. The program culminated with a celebration luncheon at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on June 8th. Click here for more information!

HISTORIC CITYWIDE PARKS EXHIBITION! Head to the parks this summer to support NYC students as they speak out on police brutality, gun violence, gay rights, child neglect, racism, animal abuse, environment, family, and health through a citywide summer exhibition. Students have transformed cafeteria tables into beautiful, meaningful and powerful issue-based works of art on display through the five boroughs through August. Click here for details of LeAp’s Public Art Program --- or to find out where you can view the summer exhibition click here.

 

NYC's YOUNGEST PUBLISHED PLAYWRIGHTS DEBUT WORKS! Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, showcased their original plays and performed them at the Pearl Theatre as part of the LeAp OnStage program. Since 2006, LeAp OnStage has transformed the lives of over 4,000 middle school and high school students, by inspiring youth to actively engage with the arts and opening up college and career opportunities in theater. Click here to learn more about the nights.

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Educators implement LeAp programs to bring the arts into their classrooms.
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Individual donors support LeAp's efforts to improve arts education.
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Talented teaching artists and staff contribute to LeAp's ongoing success.
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Partner organizations help LeAp develop innovative programs, and supportive foundations and corporations fund critical LeAp initiatives. See who's working with LeAp to deliver high quality arts education programs.
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LeAp News & Events

  1. NYC’S YOUNGEST PUBLISHED PLAYWRIGHTS DEBUT ORIGINAL THEATRICAL WORKS AT LEAP ONSTAGE PERFORMANCES 2015

    June 05, 2015

    Photos from LeAp OnStage Final Performances 2014

    WHEN:   Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. (two nights of performances)

    10 winning student plays will be performed on June 10th and 11th (five per day – each play...

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  2. NYC’S YOUNGEST PUBLISHED PLAYWRIGHTS DEBUT ORIGINAL THEATRICAL WORKS AT LEAP ONSTAGE PERFORMANCES 2015

    June 05, 2015

    Photos from LeAp OnStage Final Performances 2014

    WHEN:   Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th at 7:00 p.m. (two nights of performances)

    10 winning student plays will be performed on June 10th and 11th (five per day – each play...

    Read More »
  3. BRONX STUDENTS SPEAK OUT ON GUN VIOLENCE AND BULLYING THROUGH ART AT BRONX PARKS IN HISTORIC CITYWIDE EXHIBITION

    June 05, 2015

    BRONX, NY—LeAp’s student artists of two Bronx middle schools will present their original large-scale public artworks—school lunchroom tables that they transformed into beautiful and meaningful works of art addressing major social issues...

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