How do we help kids succeed?
LEAP was born to bridge the language gap and give under-served children and teens an opportunity to increase their quality of life. After first working with the children themselves, Dr. Gottfred and her colleague, John Lybolt, Ph.D., decided to expand LEAP’s impact. Dr. Gottfred and Dr. Lybolt began training other teachers, tutors, and educators how to engage students in carefully structured lessons and activities that would cultivate oral and written language skills.
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More than 75% of LEAP’s revenue comes from the generous support of local foundations, corporations, and individuals who realize that their investment will yield life-changing benefits for students touched by LEAP’s programming.
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Leap LEAP regularly has volunteer opportunities available at program sites and at our office in downtown Chicago. Some are suited for volunteers with experience in the field of language development, but for most you simply need a little time and the desire to contribute.
LEAP has reached tens of thousands of teachers and low-resource students and families through cutting-edge language and literacy development programs, impacting their clients’ professional and personal livelihoods.