Learning and Exploring at Play
LEAP is an exciting learning opportunity for kindergarten through 4th grade city school students. This literacy enrichment program provides an active, creative, flexible, and open learning environment for children of families who may not have the resources to otherwise engage in a similar program. LEAP sessions take place during the school year on Saturday mornings from 9:30AM until 12:30PM at LeChase Hall on the University of Rochester campus, where the children work with University of Rochester tutors. Emphasis is placed on developing the literacy, math, science, and social skills necessary to succeed in school through play-based learning.
While participating in LEAP, tutors are encouraged to develop teaching and leadership skills, new perspectives on education, awareness and interest in the Rochester community, and additional insight into their own paths and values. Tutors complete extensive training throughout the year to help facilitate these goals. New staff are also required to take CASC 112: K-12 Teaching and Tutoring Strategies, a 2 credit course that provides the background needed for effective tutoring for LEAP.