A New Haven Independent article June 5 discussed Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP). LEAP celebrates its 20th anniversary with events during its alumni reunion, from June 22-24.
In the article on LEAP’s return to the Dwight neighborhood (as it continues as well to work in other neighborhoods around New Haven), literacy was cited as a priority, to counter what is known as “summer learning loss.” [LEAP Executive Director Esther] “…Massie explained that the summer program focuses on literacy skills because it is very easy for kids to backslide in their reading ability when they don’t have to go to school every day. She explained that summer programs can help prevent that kind of regression, and even increase the likelihood of graduation.”
On June 23, a “Noche de Musica” event will benefit the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) on its 40th anniversary.