we believe in
LEAP provides quality educational arts programs to promote access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts. We inspire diverse school communities to love learning, and build their creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills.
our theory of change
New York City's students face a dilemma. Over 70% of business leaders say that creative thinking is the top skill they look for when hiring. But the arts–one of the best ways to teach creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills–aren't always prioritized in schools. Even more so, traditional teaching methods can't access all types of learners, often resulting in low student engagement. Enter LEAP.