Peer Leaders

Purpose

The LEAP Peer Leaders Program works with middle and high students in developing the academic mindsets and confidence needed to succeed in school and life. We help students develop their potential as leaders today, and community leaders tomorrow. Using fun and engaging curriculum, the programs weekly lessons focuses on one of our four core elements- college awareness/readiness, leadership, civic engagement, and community service.

Our LEAP Program Coordinators are assigned different schools where they work with Latinx students to help them complete graduation requirements as well as support them in the college and scholarship application process. Students also learn about Latinx culture and history that they wouldn’t otherwise get from their school. 

Leadership

College Awareness & Readiness

Peer Leaders become aware of the importance of leadership, how to develop leadership skills, and how effective leadership can improve people’s lives, their schools, and their community. 

Peer Leaders learn and understand the relationship between academic achievement, higher education, and their future careers. This is why we help students learn about high school and beyond plans, college admission standards, and applying and paying for their education beyond high school. Student create short-term and long-term educational goals, and are exposed to ways to manage their time and get the most out of their education.