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Horace Mann Learning Lab

Horace Mann Learning Lab

Salem’s 21st Century Community Learning Center’s after-school enrichment program
for elementary school students! The program will open in October, 2016.



Free after-school program. Students will engage in a year-round service learning model aimed at developing their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills by examining real-world community and environmental issues through hands-on activities.


Students in grades 3 through 5.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
(no program on Wednesdays).


Please contact Monica Leftridge, Community School Coordinator at (978) 542-6220 or monicaleftridge@salemk12.org.

Free snack and transportation home included!

(October 3 – December 2)
(December 5 – March 3)
(March 6 – June 21)
We the People: Elections 2016
Students will explore national and local issues surrounding the November election. They will imagine and launch a project that involves elementary students’ local government.
Talk Back
Students will advocate for change in their community using the performing and visual arts.
Marsh Madness
Students will learn about Salem Sound and the marine life within it. Students will identify projects that address solutions to these threats while exploring the environment with their own eyes.
Sessions will be led by Horace Mann teachers and students from Salem State University.
Registration information will be posted to the Horace Mann school website in early September.

What is LEAP for Education’s Role?

LEAP for Education, Inc. is working with the Salem Public Schools to act as Program Coordinator for the 21st Century Community Learning Center at the Horace Mann Lab Elementary School.

As Program Coordinator, LEAP will work with the site supervisor to assure that all the grant requirements are being met and that the academic quality, enrollment, attendance and assessments meet the high standards of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

This is the 4th 21cclc program that LEAP will be managing. Other programs include Expanding Horizons at Salem’s Nathaniel Bowditch School and Gloucester’s O’Maley Academy and Gloucester U.

Our programs are funded in part by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development, US Department of Housing & Urban Development, and the City of Peabody Department of Community Development and Planning.