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Local nonprofits ready to support Salem students

July 29, 2019 – The staff of Salem’s nonprofit organizations are ready to launch another year of exciting programs for the youth in our city. These programs and their experienced and passionate staff take advantage of the many resources the region has to offer, including historic locations, natural resources and cultural institutions. Strong partnerships between organizations allow the city’s youth to have a myriad of experiences. Please check with each organization about their final schedules before registering…

Read this article by Erin Truex, Laura O’Neill and Elise Sinagra at Salem News

LEAP for Education appoints four new Board Members

August 7, 2018 – LEAP for Education recently announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors, following their appointment on July 25. Joining the six standing members are Manny Cruz, of Salem; Robert Monegro, of Peabody; Constance Rudnick Grayson, of Marblehead; and Dr. Mary-Lou Breitborde, of Swampscott…

Read this article by Kyliah Almeida at Salem News, The Marblehead Reporter or Wicked Local Salem

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


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