LEAP for Education

35 Congress St #102, Salem, MA 01970
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Our missionLEAP for Education is the first North Shore organization of its kind to empower first-generation-to-college and under-served youth to be successful in education, career and life.

LEAP for Education

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Tutor

Help with academic support and academic enrichment with middle school or high school students
  • 16-20, 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

The 84

A statewide movement of youth fighting tobacco industries in Massachusetts. The 84 promotes youth leadership skills by providing opportunities for youth to educate their peers about the tobacco industry’s tricks. Volunteers should be interested in working with state government and organizing campaigns to present to elected officials.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings

Job Shadowing

Volunteers are needed to share their work experiences with rising high school juniors and seniors either through students visiting the work site or if that is not possible by having an insightful conversation with the student.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Corporate Teams
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings

ELL (English Language Learners) Street

A service-learning program for English Language Learners. Students have the opportunity to explore their community, interact with Salem residents, officials, and popular places. The goal of the program is to aid in language development through experiential learning.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays

Sisters for Success

A peer support group for females. Sister for success discusses topics ranging from; self esteem, media messages, identity, family responsibilities, goals and aspirations. Volunteers should be female and consider themselves mentors.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings

College Application Assistant

Help students with their essays for college and scholarship applications
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Office Assistant

Be responsible for data entry and data quality
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Brothers for Success

A peer support group for males of color. Members of Brothers for Success are high school and college students. The goal of BFS is to empower males of color to pursue a college education and succeed in life. Volunteers should be male and consider themselves mentors.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Evenings

Human Resources

As a retired or PT Human Resource professional, give time each month to help with various HR projects.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Fundraising

Use your well-honed party planning skills to help with our large April fundraiser and our smaller house and garden parties.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
How you helpHow would you like to be a part of an organization that truly transforms the lives of young people? At LEAP for Education, you can help develop programs that challenge students’ thinking, engage them in interesting projects, expose them to new ideas and connect them with interesting people in the community -- all to empower them to be successful in their education, career, and life. You will guide underserved and first-generation-to-college students to identify their strengths and values, create long-term aspirations and find an intentional post-secondary pathway to achieve them. To do this job well (and yes, we value our volunteers like employees), you will need a passion for working with youth and the ability to create an inclusive and culturally accepting environment. You should understand that to be successful in this job you will need to set high expectations and provide a safe and supportive environment for each of our students to learn and explore based on their individual needs. If you can bring this to your job, we definitely want you on our team. Please join us and make a real difference.
About usLEAP for Education helps over 350 youth, ages 11 to 24, with free academic services to students from middle school through college. Most of our youth are the first in their family to graduate from college,80% are low-income and 75% are minority, largely Latino. In our programs, middle and high school students learn by receiving academic support as well as an exposure to a range of new topics, ideas and experiences and then have the opportunity to explore topics of interest more deeply through project-based learning, career exploration, service learning, civic engagement and community service. Students engage in a myriad of career services and events include career panels, networking nights, mock interviews, job shadowing and summer jobs. With the academic enrichment, community engagement and career services, students can then identify career pathways that match their strengths and interests and values which then inform what post-secondary education makes the most sense. LEAP advisers help students identify colleges and other post-secondary institutions, help them with their applications and then make sure they have the funds to complete their education without a lot of debt.
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