2020 AC LEAP Impact Summary

Posted on November 11th, 2020 by lbrown

AC Summer LEAP is a six-week summer enrichment program that seeks to close the opportunity gap in Rochester by offering high-quality summer learning experiences to students with low income.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

AC LEAP delivered a comprehensive program this past summer despite the challenges of COVID-19.  As part of the Rochester Summer Learning Collaborative, AC LEAP offered weekly deliveries of project-based learning boxes and food along with virtual classes in core academic subjects, art, wellness, and music.  AC LEAP also provided individualized social emotional support to students, and socially distant celebrations including the Backyard BBQ and the annual Student Showcase.  

OUR IMPACT AT A GLANCE

AC LEAP served:

  • 111 students

AC LEAP distributed: 

  • 604 project-based learning boxes
  • 4,664 meals

AC LEAP students attended: 

  • 476 virtual class sessions attended

AC LEAP faculty & staff made: 

  • 352 face-to-face contacts
  • 228 phone contacts
  • 206 text contacts

View our full 2020 AC LEAP Impact Summary

LEARN MORE ABOUT AC LEAP
allendalecolumbia.org/leap

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AC Summer LEAP Extends Beyond the Classroom

Posted on October 16th, 2019 by acsrochester

This summer, AC LEAP once again welcomed more than 100 Rochester City School District students to campus for six weeks of learning, wellness, and enrichment activities.

During the program students enjoyed:

  • Individualized reading instruction
  • Field trips
  • Family-style lunches
  • STEM activities
  • Weekly swimming

For the past six years, AC has partnered with School #17 to provide high-quality summer learning to students from the Rochester City School District. By extending the community school support students enjoy during the academic year, AC LEAP works to close the opportunity gap often experienced by students with low-income during the summer months.

“To be with these kids every summer and to see their growth is amazing,”said AC Alumnus Justin Kennedy, who works in the fifth grade classroom. “They continue to impress me with how passionate they are and how much they invest in our community. It means so much to me to be able to work with them and see them develop as people.” 

Beyond their classroom studies in reading, math, and STEM, AC LEAP students explored this year’s program theme: Restorative Justice League, in which they used restorative practices to build community and resolve conflict. They also had the opportunity to meet with, and learn about, a variety of restorative justice leaders from the Rochester community.

This year’s off-campus learning included:

A partnership with the Buffalo Bills Foundation and Alfred State’s Art Force 5 to create mosaics celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A visit from We’re Hair, a local, black owned mobile barber shop, to give students fresh haircuts so they could return to school looking and feeling their best.

 

 

 

 

 

Participation in a bilingual read-aloud with Hipocampo Bookstore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And karate with Johnny Karate, a karate instructor from the city of Rochester, who taught students fun and interactive karate moves to build physical fitness and self-esteem.

 

 

 

 

 


Get Involved!

Lindsey Brown
Director of AC LEAP
leap@allendalecolumbia.org

Lindsey Brown

Lindsey Brown

Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and master’s degree in Creative Writing at SUNY Brockport and holds New York State Teacher Certifications in Primary Education with a Bilingual Extension, Spanish (7-12), and English (7-12). She is currently working on her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership which will be completed in the Spring of 2021. Before coming to Allendale Columbia, Lindsey worked in community health and taught in the Upward Bound Program at the University of Rochester. She is the Director of AC LEAP Program and the Director of Equity and Community Engagement.

AC LEAP Accomplishments Since 2014

  • More than 362 students and 329 families served
  • More than 1,800 books distributed
  • More than 12,400 meals served
  • More than 60 field trips taken
  • More than 37 community speakers

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