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Leap Year is a nonprofit organization that is improving college success and literacy results in metro-Atlanta by recruiting first generation high school graduates to serve as second grade reading coaches through our yearlong community service and college readiness program. Learn more at www.theleapyear.org

Our Mission

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Vision

The Problem

Only 40% of Atlanta Public School (APS) third grade students read on grade level. What’s worse, a student who can't read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate high school. Meanwhile, only 27% APS high school graduates complete a post-secondary degree of any kind, and less than half of APS students who enroll in college, graduate within 6 years. We need to ensure that our young students are strong readers who are ready for the rigors of higher education, and that there is a place to support talented students who require additional nurturance to reach their full potential as college educated community leaders.

That’s where Leap Year comes in.

What We Do - Leap Year

Leap Year is improving literacy and college enrollment results in metro-Atlanta by recruiting first generation high school graduates to serve as reading coaches through our community service and college readiness gap year program.