LEAP is an innovative program designed for individuals who want to strengthen their overall life skills in order to achieve independence. Participants benefit from job readiness training, life skill development, and extensive social skill instruction. The goal of this program is to produce independent young adults by helping them improve their job-related, social/emotional, and communications skills.
LEAP fosters relationships with local businesses to help participants gain real-life job experience with the aim of obtaining employment upon completion of the program. LEAP evaluates participants’ specific skills and needs in order to help them create a plan for future success.
Along with on-the-job training, LEAP participants attend classes on a daily basis. The classes are experiential in nature. The high instructor-to-participant ratio allows personalized attention in the classroom and on the work sites. The following themes are explored in these classes and throughout LEAP.