Project LEAP

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LEAPing Toward Independence and Employment

The LEAP summer program will have both an “’in-person” and virtual option this summer (2021). Please designate your preference on this application. 

The deadlines for the application are May 14, 2021 for the in person event and July 2 for the virtual event.

Applications for the Summer 2021 sessions are now available.

In-person: June 11-20
Virtual: July 26-30 and August 2-6

About LEAP

The Leadership, Employability, and Advocacy Project (LEAP) will select 30 youth, aged 14-22 at each event, from qualified applicants across the State of Texas.

To be selected, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be between the ages of 14-22 at the time of the event.
  2. Entering 8th-12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year. Students in post-secondary programs such as 18+ are also strongly encouraged to apply.
  3. Must not have graduated/left high school or a district post-secondary program.

Applicants must complete and submit an application and may only attend one LEAP event.

Application Deadlines

  • LEAP I: May 14, 2021 (In-Person)

  • LEAP II: July 2, 2021 (Virtual) 

For more information about Project LEAP, contact Dr. Shaunta Singer.

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