Learning in Extended Academic Programs (LEAP)
All Maryland youth will become positive, productive citizens engaged in their community.
The purpose of the LEAP initiative is to provide grants to eligible schools to:
- provide extended academic programming that has a positive measurable impact on students; or
- enriches the academic performance and overall well-being of students who are at risk of falling behind academic requirements.
The LEAP competition is open to:
- Maryland Public schools in which at least 80% of the students qualify for the free and reduced price meals program.
Eligible schools may:
County boards may apply on behalf of one or more eligible schools in the county.
An eligible school may apply for a grant only if the county superintendent endorses the school’s grant application.
Reginald Burke, M.S.
Director, Youth Development Branch
Office: (410) 767-0313