Project LEAP

Leadership, Employability, and Advocacy Project (LEAP)

Holding 2 - 10 day events this summer

June 9 - June 18, 2017 

July 21, 2017 - July 30, 2017

 

We are inviting future leaders to attend our Leadership, Employability, and Advocacy Project (LEAP) events

at Texas A&M University Campus, College Station, Texas

  • 30 high school juniors and seniors (AT EACH EVENT) will be selected from qualified applicants across the state of Texas.

  • Exciting educational ten-day training program includes a tour of the State  Capitol, a meeting with state level officials, and one day of mock legislative sessions.

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APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR EACH LEAP EVENT  (Participants may only attend ONE of the LEAP events)

May 5th, 2017 (June Event)

June , 9th, 2017 (July Event)

APPLY ONLINE! (Click Here)

This program costs individuals $3000.00 to attend. This fee covers all lodging and 3 meals per day for 10 days, all transportation to events sponsored by the LEAP Project, and all necessary academic/program supplies including program t-shirt. 

(You must complete all questions in the application. If you are not sure of an answer, please look it up, you need be aware of who your State Senate Representative and State House Representative are and their numbers. If you do not have a disability listed - write NONE or N/A for your answer. Every question must be answered to complete your registration.)

For more information about Project LEAP, please contact Dr. Cheryl Grenwelge at cgrenwelge@tamu.edu. To register online click the online application link.

 

 

 

Click on the image to see more photos from the July 2016 LEAP Program and trip to Austin.

Link to the photos and video stored on our flickr account. You can download full resolution images and video for personal use.
All images are the property of the Center on Disability and Development and may not be used in publications without permission. ©

What did you learn at LEAP Video   (Student Comments)

Images of students at the state capitol.

Click on the image to see more photos from the June 2016 LEAP Program and trip to Austin.

Link to the photos and video stored on our flickr account. You can download full resolution images and video for personal use.
All images are the property of the Center on Disability and Development and may not be used in publications without permission. ©

Click on the YouTube link to see videos from LEAP 

 

The Leadership, Employability, and Advocacy Project (LEAP) provides training and experiences to youth with disabilities to develop their leadership and advocacy skills. Project LEAP selects youth participants from among high school juniors and seniors across the state. Participants learn the history of the disability rights movement, engage in career activities and explore assistive technologies. They also gain exposure to legislative activities at the Texas Capitol, such as mock testimonies and a legislative session, and a tour of the facilities and meetings with state legislators. Of course, there's always an element of fun with recreational activities, including a talent show, dance and more!

LEAP participants are equipped with:

  • Leadership plans to implement upon return to their communities

  • Academic and career goals

  • A resource development plan in order to attain continued or more complete independence through technology, community support, peer mentoring and civil rights

  • Employment skills

  • 30 high school juniors and seniors will be selected from qualified applicants across the state of Texas.

  • Exciting educational ten-day training program includes a tour of the State  Capitol, a meeting with state level officials and one day of mock legislative sessions

 

 

 

 

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