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Civic Engagement

LEAP Team Leaders

Leader Photo Erinmarie Byrnes

Hi everyone! I'm Erinmarie and I'm in the class of 2017 studying Political Science and English, with a minor in Legal Studies. This is my third year with the LEAP program, and I couldn't be any more excited to return as a Team Leader! My mom is a preschool teacher and has always left a lasting impression of how important creative early childhood engagement and learning is on me. Outside of LEAP, I'm involved with my sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, the Irish dance team on campus, UR Celtic, and research with the Writing, Speaking, and Argument program.

Leader PhotoTom Downey

Hello everyone! My name is Tom Downey, and I study Audio and Music Engineering. This is my third year with LEAP and my second year as a Team Leader. I ride the bus with the kids every morning, and I also help with the parent facebook group! Outside of LEAP, I sing in the all male a cappella group The Midnight Ramblers, I play keyboard in the band No Jackets Required, and I work with Horizons at Warner in the summer. I love working with the children in the city of Rochester, and I’m excited to help our LEAP kids learn and grow!

Leader Photo Jessica Freeze

Hello! My name is Jessica Freeze and I am a senior in chemistry and computer science. In my spare time I enjoy singing, playing video games, fly fishing, and watching sunsets. I have been in LEAP for two years and look forward to all of the learning and adventures that will ensue this year!

Leader Photo Jasmine Han

Hello! My name is Jasmine and I am a sophomore studying biology and psychology. This is my 2nd year with LEAP and outside of LEAP, I am a part of Students Helping Honduras and CDrew on campus and I am involved in research at URMC. I love to listen to music, dance as well as working with kids and helping them learn!

Leader Photo Caprecia Singleton

My name is Caprecia Singleton and I am currently a senior at the University of Rochester! Here I study Public Health: Health, Behavior, and Society as well as Human Development and Family Studies. I aspire to one day be a family and child social worker. I have five brothers and four sisters so needless to say I have always been in high energy environments so working with your children gives me that home away from home feeling.

I am always up for suggestions on how to better help your children learn and prosper not only in the classroom but in life. Please let me know what your goals are and we will work to make them ours as well!