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LEAP for Education’s office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a tentative plan to reopen in September pending final state guidance in August.

BUT THE WORK HAS NEVER STOPPED

LEAP staff continues to work virtually and are available by email and phone. If you don’t have direct contact information, leave a message in our general mailbox number: 978-740-6667 x100 or fill out our contact form.
Stay safe and please reach out if you need anything.

School Year And Summer Virtual Services

Virtual programs allow our students to access LEAP’s services without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual academic support and enrichment, mentoring, and college and career advising we can make sure that our low-income, first-generation-to-college, and English learner students do not suffer learning loss while schools are closed.


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SPRING 2020: During the spring many of LEAP’s services and programs continued to operate online with LEAP staff making over 900 contacts with students and families, reaching 200 students and offering 12 virtual programs each week.

SUMMER 2020: In Lynn, a free virtual summer program is now in session for 36 English learners, the only virtual summer program being offered at Marshall Middle School.


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SUMMER 2020: Since July 7, 2020 57 LEAP high school students have been engaged in a paid, virtual summer internship. Each student has been paired with a career mentor to complete a summer project and get career mentoring. Career mentors come from across the North Shore from businesses, large and small, public, private and non-profit. All mentors are volunteers.

VIRTUAL SERVICES

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Program Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons (6th-8th, Salem)

SUMMER 2020:

  • Free Summer Program 2020 (15 students started on July 20th and 35 students will start July 27th).  This is an in-person program at the Saltonstall School. 
    To register, complete the online application form. All accepted applicants will be notified.
    For more information visit our Expanding Horizons summer program page.

SCHOOL YEAR(MARCH 2020 – JUNE 2020):

  • Virtual Check-Ins and School Assignment Support
    Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00PM
    via Google Hangouts
  • Virtual Enrichment Sessions (Offerings will change day-to-day)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:00PM
    via Google Hangouts

CONTACT: Sandra Castillo at scastillo@leap4ed.org

Dream MORE (6th-8th, Lynn)

SUMMER 2020:

  • Free Summer Program 2020 (A small virtual pilot runs from July 7 – August 6, and the after-school program is planned to start in October 2020)
    To register, complete the online application form.
    For more information visit our Dream MORE program page.

CONTACT: Wanntha Sim at wsim@leap4ed.org


HIGH SCHOOL

High School Teen Center

Teen Center (9th-12th)

SUMMER 2020:

SCHOOL YEAR:

  • Sisters for Success
    Mondays at 5:30PM
    via Google Hangouts
    CONTACT: Arlin Baez at abaez@leap4ed.org
  • Lunch with Linda
    Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00PM
    via Zoom
  • Teen Center Drop-In Hours (Check-ins, tutoring, enrichment)
    Mondays from 5:00-6:00PM
    Tuesdays – Thursdays from 4:00-5:00PM
    via Google Hangouts or Zoom

CONTACT: Vicki Tzortzis at vtzortzis@leap4ed.org

College Success Program (11th & 12th)

SALEM:

  • Junior Group Meetings
    Wednesdays at 1:00PM
    via Google Hangouts

  • Senior Group Meetings
    Wednesdays at 2:15PM
    via Google Hangouts

  • Senior One-on-One Meetings
    by appointment
    via Google Hangouts

CONTACT: Norma Ramirez at nramirez@leap4ed.org

PEABODY:

  • Junior Group Meetings
    Wednesdays at 3:00PM
    via Google Hangouts

  • Senior Group Meetings
    Tuesdays at 3:00PM
    via Google Hangouts

  • Senior One-on-One Meetings
    by appointment
    via Google Hangouts

CONTACT: Ashley Pengelly at apengelly@leap4ed.org


COLLEGE

College

College Success Program (College)

SERVICES:

  • One-on-One Advising
    by appointment
    via Google Hangouts or phone
    CONTACT: Arlin Baez at abaez@leap4ed.org


CAREER SERVICES

SUMMER 2020

SCHOOL YEAR

  • One-on-One Advising
    by appointment
    via Google Hangouts or phone
    CONTACT: Mary Burke at mburke@leap4ed.org