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.
WHY LEAP !?
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.
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 compose and perform original works and facilitate hundreds of K-12 musical theater arts residencies in schools throughout all five boroughs of NYC.
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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