LEAP's Mission: LEAP provides educational arts programs that promote access and equity for New York City students underserved in the arts. We inspire diverse school communities to love learning and build their creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills.
We envision a city filled with creative and collaborative community members prepared to thrive in the 21st Century. We’re enabling underrepresented youth to find success in high-earning careers by building the next generation of life-long learners and innovative problem-solvers.
CASA plays a crucial role in assisting New York City's overburdened Family Court to meet the needs of the city's most vulnerable children. Family Court Judges assign CASA to a case when they are concerned that a child is at risk of “falling through the cracks” because they are not getting their needs met while in foster care, at risk of languishing in foster care longer than necessary, or aging out of foster care without housing, an income, or services they need to live independently.
Dancing Classrooms: Building the foundation for a lifetime of character and leadership through the joyful art and practice of social dance. Our mission is to cultivate essential life skills in children through the joyful art and practice of social dance. With the vision to create schools and communities where every child is connected, respected and given an environment in which to thrive.
Zumbaya helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children's lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as: leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, and cultural awareness. Giving children an outlet to jump, dance, shake, and swing their hips, is the perfect recipe for fitness fun. Zumba, incorporates exercise into children’ s lives in a fun way with multiple personal and social benefits.