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 will culminate with a celebration luncheon at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on June 8th. Click here for more information!

We are extremely grateful to the GUEST ARTISTS of LeAp’s Public Art Program who generously donated their time to meet with our students at their studios, gallery and museum exhibitions and at the schools. A reception is planned for May 12th for our 2015 distinguished Guest Artists: Christo, Crash, Daze, Bradley Hart, How & Nosm, Deborah Kass, David Katzenstein & Sherrie Nickol, Federico Solmi, Virginia Wagner, and Kehinde Wiley. Click here to learn more about the Public Art program!

 

On May 4th, LeAp student Jonathan German (12th grader) from Repertory Company High School for the Theatre Arts won third place in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition. Students from eight cities across the nation competed for a chance to win scholarships and cash prizes at the August Wilson Theater on Broadway. Congratulations to all the finalists and competitors! Click here to learn more.

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LeAp News & Events

  1. LeAp Student Wins National August Wilson Monologue Competition

    May 05, 2015

    On Monday, May 2015, three LeAp students in LeAp’s August Wilson program participated in the National August Wilson Monologue Competition held at the August Wilson Theater on Broadway. Jonathan German (12th grader) from Repertory...

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  2. MANHATTAN HS STUDENTS WIN 1st, 2nd, and 3rd PLACE IN LEAP’S CITYWIDE AUGUST WILSON MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

    March 17, 2015

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015 Manhattan students won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in LeAp’s NYC August Wilson Monologue Competition, competing against students from Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens. Darleny Suriel (12th grader) of Repertory Company...

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  3. AUGUST WILSON COMES TO LIFE IN LEAP’S NYC STUDENT MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

    March 06, 2015

    On Thursday, March 5, 2015, LeAp students from nine New York City high schools will embody Wilson’s characters and bring them to life by performing two to three minute monologues from Wilson’s Century Cycle, ten plays chronicling the...

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