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Career Connections

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Career Connections

Career Connections is a continuum of services that starts in middle school and continues through college and includes three frameworks: career awareness, career exploration and readiness, and career immersion.


This phase is intended to make middle school and early high school students aware of the breadth of career and/or occupational choices.
  • Field Trips
  • College Campus Tours
  • Speakers
  • Education and Career Plan


With the help of our advisers, high school students focus on 1 – 3 career paths that match their strengths and interests.
  • Job Shadowing
  •  Resumes & Interviewing
  • Labor Market Research
  • Financial Literacy


High school students find meaningful internships and volunteer opportunities, complete job applications, and create a post college graduation career plan.
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Job Applications
  • Internships
  • Career Planning

In 2017, LEAP launched its Career Connections initiative to formalize and enhance the career awareness, career readiness, career immersion and relationship-building in our programs. By infusing programs with relationship-building and relevant experiences, students begin to connect what they are learning to exciting career pathways, needed life skills and an expanded worldview. Math, science and history are no longer abstract ideas confined to the classroom but skills needed to succeed in work and life. Through this program students will develop long-term goals with aspirations for a successful personal and professional life, engaging in learning that will help them navigate the inevitable hurtles in college and life.