Girls in the Literacy Empowers All People program — LEAP — pose with The Stand's Director Ashley Kang on News Engagement Day in 2014. | Staff Photo

LEAP Summer Enrichment Program Registration Now Open

The Literacy Empowers All People (LEAP) program is a summer enrichment program for students who have finished second grade but not yet started third grade.

LEAP will start July 5 and run through Aug. 4. The program will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Great Grace Church, 410 Oswego St. Classes are small. Each teacher works with only 4 or 5 students, so each child gets individual attention.

The LEAP program uses literature to jump into writing and problem-solving. Students in LEAP  choose a problem in their world and work to find solutions to it. The solutions are then passed on to stakeholders in the community so that the children’s ideas can be put into action. Everything we do is student-centered. LEAP teachers believe that these are smart children who have a lot to say. The project’s goal is to show young students that reading and writing well will help them use their voices to change the world.

Registration for the program is now open. The deadline for applications is June 1.

To apply, contact Dr. Tabor Fisher, director of the LEAP Program, at Le Moyne College at (315) 445-4256 or by email at

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