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we believe

in the power of art.

We started as a grassroots movement teaching
the arts in just four schools.

Today, our teaching artists serve 20,000 kids in

140 schools across all five boroughs of New York City.



Our unique arts education model, The LEAP Way, engages six core creative youth development experiences backed by 21st Century Learning & Innovation Skills. We ensure youth are not only at the table, but leading the conversation so they can be heard and seen as problem-solvers preparing to lead in a thriving creative economy. 

LEAP provides educational arts programs that promote access and equity for NYC students
underserved in the arts.

Every Year                Serves





All 5

NYC Boroughs

LEAP in Action!

LEAP in Action!


Artists LIVE!

LEAP is one of few Creative Youth Development organizations in New York City with its own national touring theater ensemble, LEAP Artists LIVE!  The award-winning ensemble is made up of professional performing and teaching artists who facilitate hundreds of K-12 musical theater arts residencies in schools throughout all five boroughs of New York City.

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Partner Spotlight

Thank you to our LinkedIn Paint & Sip attendees for raising money in support of our mission to provide equity and access to the arts for NYC children! 

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We are seeking LEAP Champions! 

LEAP Champions is a dedicated group of monthly donors with a shared belief that one small act can make a big impact in the lives of others.

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