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Educational Arts Programs

Arts Residencies

LEAP's arts-based residencies expand creative thinking and support positive behavior through student-centered art making and social skill-building activities integrated into classroom academics. We co-teach with classroom teachers and empower them to use the arts in their everyday classrooms. Learn more by clicking here, and see some of our programs in action below.

Our afterschool programs offer sustained participation in particular disciplines–including dance, theater, visual arts and others–that culminate in group performances, projects, and public events, while continuing to build learning and innovation skills. We address community issues through artistic expression, collaboratively produce arts performances, and so much more. Click here to learn more, and see some of our programs in action below.

Afterschool Programs

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In the afterschool space, we address community issues through artistic expression, collaboratively produce arts performances and shows, and so much more.

August Wilson 

LEAP introduces students to the life and work of renowned playwright August Wilson, and explores his dramatic chronicle of the 20th century African-American experience. 

Custom Residencies

Interested in other arts education programs? We work closely with educators and schools to develop arts-integrated programs that meet custom requests.

LEAP knows that families and communities have an important role in contributing to and supporting arts education in schools.

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Family Engagement

LEAP OnStage

LEAP OnStage is a playwriting residency that immerses young people in storytelling, linear thinking, and creative expression. Students are introduced to the impact of theater and the thrill of performing.

Professional performing artists with a background in creative youth development provide touring performances to foster personal connections to the arts.

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LEAP Artists LIVE!

LEAP’s Public Art Program uses a social justice framework to empower middle and high school students to express themselves on social issues through the creation and public exhibition of art.

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Public Art

LEAP Literacy

LEAP’s literacy program engages students through the arts to improve emerging and young readers’ vocabulary, speaking skills, and more. 

STEAM Programs

Our STEAM programs, like Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs, weaves learning into a hands-on yearlong program where students create an invention or innovation that solves a community problem.

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Virtual Art Rooms

When NYC schools closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LEAP acted immediately by developing Virtual Art Rooms that bring joy, creativity, and mindfulness into the homes of NYC children. LEAP's programs support social and emotional development and guide kids through song, dance, visual art, and movement activities.


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