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NJ LEEP

  • NJ LEEP
  • 570 Broad Street Suite 700
  • Newark, NJ 07102
  • Marissa Geraghty
  • College Access Director
  • (973) 508-2488

Program Description

NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project) is a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area. Our College Bound Program empowers high school students with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

The College Bound Program serves first-generation and low-income students enrolled in grades 9-12 from more than 20 public, private, and charter schools across the greater Newark area. Most youth possess multiple risk factors to college matriculation and persistence.

Our curriculum, implemented over four years of programming, uses law to teach transferable skills.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%