Project LEAP

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The Leadership, Employability, and Advocacy Project (LEAP) will select thirty (30) youth ages 14-22 (AT EACH EVENT) from qualified applicants across the state of Texas. This 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. To be selected, participants must meet the following criteria: 

1.Be between the ages of 14-22 at the time of the event2.Entering 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade during the 2022 – 2023school year (students in post-secondary programs such as 18+ area so strongly encouraged to apply)

Applicants must complete and submit an application before the application deadline  (participants may only attend one of the LEAP events) 

LEAP I – June 10-19, 202

 For more information about Project LEAP, please contact

Ms. Shelbi Davaenport at

or Dr. Xuan (Jade) Wu at 

Mentors (STARS) Wanted

Ideal mentors will:

  • Seek opportunities to teach students with disabilities
  • Have experience working with individuals with disabilities (not a requirement)
  • Have work availability up to 10-20 hours per week
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