Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP)
The Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP) is a federally funded, national service program supported by SerVermont and hosted at Lyndon State College. Founded in 2015, LEAP is a new vision for the former Northeast Kingdom Initiative (NEKI) program that has been changing lives of youth and families in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont since 1994. LEAP members are placed at 12 local non-profit organizations in the NEK, and through their service address diverse community needs in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont by delivering a variety of educational programs to K-12 youth. These programs include early literacy, college and career explorations, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, farm to school and nutrition education, conservation corps efforts, forest stewardship, and outdoor education. Additionally, LEAP members engage in educational and career development through their experience in National Service.
While serving, AmeriCorps members earn a modest living allowance and an educational award upon successful completion of their term. Full-time members are also eligible for health insurance, food, and child care assistance.
Visit Official national AmeriCorps website.
Lindsay Carpenter, Program Director