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Community comes together to help Salem students

Salem, MA – January 7, 2018 – While it takes a village to raise a child, school officials are launching a campaign to help the village with the child’s education as well. A confluence of programs are coming together in a new Salem Public Schools initiative called “Our Salem, Our Kids.” Through it, the support of the child begins at school and now, according to leaders, ends with community organizations…..

Read this article by Dustin Luca at Salem News

Leap for Education – Salem middle schoolers focus on photography as a career

Salem, MA – December 18, 2017 – Twenty seventh-graders received a crash course in photojournalism this term at the Collins Middle School. They worked on developing their photography skills every week for two months under the direction of Amy Sweeney, director of photography for North of Boston Media Group. Photography was one of several potential careers the sixth- and seventh-graders could choose from in a LEAP for Education program at the school. Among the other choices for the school’s 400 students were Iron Chef, stress relief, yoga, electrical engineering, and a math class called “How to be a Millionaire”….

Read this article by Amy Sweeney at Salem News

LEAP for Education, history and promise

Salem, MA – Fall, 2016 – What started in 2002 as a one-room internet cafe has grown into a multi-city multi-functional center supporting students from middle school through college….

Read this article by Alexa Ogno at Education Now/Educacion Ahora

A LEAP Forward For Our Teens

Salem, MA – October 11, 2016 – As of September 19th, 2016, LEAP for Education, an organization dedicated to helping youth discover their potential, opened up a new Teen Center for Salem students. This space is designed to give students extended after school help as well as provide teens with the opportunity to meet new people and become active participants in their community….

Read this blog post by Madison Borden at Salem Digest

After-school options abound in Salem

Salem, MA – August 26, 2016 – After a phenomenally successful summer of quality academic and recreational programs for all grade levels, the staff of Salem’s youth-serving organizations are now shifting gears to be ready for the opening of school. This year brings many familiar programs and a few new ones. Please check with each organization about their final schedules before registering….

Read this column by Linda Saris at the Salem News

Salem middle-schoolers LEAP into space

Salem, MA – August 11, 2016 – Aboard the International Space Station, codes developed by middle schoolers across the country will be uploaded to MIT-designed robots. It’s a competition to see who has crafted the best code, and thanks to 18 students from Salem public schools who participate in LEAP for Education, Massachusetts is in the running…

Read this story by Vanessa Nason at the Boston Globe

North Shore schoolchildren catch invasive species to protect Great Marsh

Salem, MA – August 10, 2015 – On a day when any child would revel carefree in the grass at his feet, the cool water running over his toes and a sky full of puffy marshmallow clouds, these Salem summer campers had more serious tasks at hand. And they were on it…

Read this story by Dimitra Lavrakas at the Salem News

Salem program seeks to bridge cultural divide

Salem, MA – August 07, 2015 – Several nationalities, languages and cultures gathered at the House of the Seven Gables on Thursday, but in the midst of many differences, the goal was to find common ground…

Read this story by Dustin Luca at the Salem News

A LEAP for Success – Salem program helps students grow, one kid at a time

Salem, MA – May 04, 2015 – A framed poster of a few of America’s great successes – Abe Lincoln, FDR, Truman and Eisenhower – hangs on a wall at LEAP for Education, a Salem-based nonprofit group that helps area kids succeed in school…

Read this story by Noelle Graves at the Salem News

Press Archive

07.18.2014 SHS Graduate Interviewed Link
09.13.2013 GHS Students To Get Help With College Link
10.22.2012 Salem CyberSpace completes summer service learning project Link
07.09.2012 Linda Saris – Brings passion to the Point Link
05.31.2012 Salem CyberSpace plans a fun night of Trivial Pursuit to raise funds for its youth programs Link
02.29.2012 Salem CyberSpace forms leadership circle Link
12.16.2011 CyberSpace teens win four-year college scholarships PDF
06.13.2011 Free Seminars Discuss How to Afford College Linkn
06.03.2011 Salem CyberSpace teams with City of Salem and Home Depot PDF
05.09.2011 Salem CyberSpace Graduates Honored Link
01.14.2011 Salem High senior wins four-year college scholarship PDF
12.23.2010 Power Plant Gives $1.2 million to City Schools Link
12.06.2010 Manny Cruz is named to Governor’s Youth Council PDF
08.20.2010 Salem CyberSpace youth participates in NASA’s Summer of Innovation Program Link
05.19.2010 CyberSpace Graduates Have Come A Long Way Link
05.03.2010 Salem CyberSpace Sows Seeds to Success Link
04.27.2010 An Ally For College Success Link
11.12.2008 Salem CyberSpace is awarded $50,000 State Grant PDF
06.04.2008 Salem CyberSpace Becomes a Microsoft and IC3 Testing Center PDF
02.07.2007 New Comprehensive Computer Skills Course Offered at Salem Cyberspace PDF
09.20.2006 Salem CyberSpace and Lynn Housing Authority Announce Computer Classes will start in Lynn in October. PDF
05.09.2006 Salem CyberSpace launches Teen Entrepreneurial Web Design Business PDF
06.21.2005 Microsoft Awards Salem CyberSpace an Unlimited Potential Partner Grant PDF
01.10.2005 Salem CyberSpace offers training to Non-Profits PDF
11.22.2004 Salem CyberSpace Receives $20,000 Grant From The Boston Foundation PDF
08.12.2002 Salem CyberSpace Opens! PDF