Project LEAP

LEAPing Toward Independence & Employment

Applications for the Summer 2020 sessions are now available.

  • Session 1: June 5-14, 2020
  • Session 2: July 17-26, 2020

Both sessions will be held at the main Texas A&M campus in College Station, TX.

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. This exciting ten-day educational program includes:

  • A tour of the State Capitol,
  • A meeting with state-level officials, and
  • One day of mock legislative sessions.

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 2020-2021 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 2020 (June event)
  • LEAP II: June 2020 (July event)

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