LEAP for Education

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LEAP for Education

35 Congress St #102, Salem, MA 01970
To contact this organization, select the board position you are interested in from the list below and "Express Interest"
Our mission

LEAP for Education is the first North Shore organization of its kind to empower first-generation-to-college and under-served youth to be successful in education, career and life.

Children, Education, Life Skills

Board Member – Marketing/Events

Desired skills: Branding, Digital Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing*

Board Member – Finance

Desired skills: Accounting, Data Analysis, Finance*

Board Member – Program

Desired skills: Data Analysis, Diversity/Inclusion, Project Management, Strategy Consulting

Board Member

Desired skills: Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy Consulting

Board Member – HR

Desired skills: Board, Coaching, Communications, Data Analysis, Writing/Editing, Human Resources*
About us

LEAP for Education helps over 350 youth, ages 11 to 24, with free academic services to students from middle school through college. Most of our youth are the first in their family to graduate from college,80% are low-income and 75% are minority, largely Latino. In our programs, middle and high school students learn by receiving academic support as well as an exposure to a range of new topics, ideas and experiences and then have the opportunity to explore topics of interest more deeply through project-based learning, career exploration, service learning, civic engagement and community service. Students engage in a myriad of career services and events include career panels, networking nights, mock interviews, job shadowing and summer jobs. With the academic enrichment, community engagement and career services, students can then identify career pathways that match their strengths and interests and values which then inform what post-secondary education makes the most sense. LEAP advisers help students identify colleges and other post-secondary institutions, help them with their applications and then make sure they have the funds to complete their education without a lot of debt.