YOU are tomorrow’s leader, innovator, and influencer. College is hard. Get skills, experience, and money NOW… Start college ready to succeed! Leap Year is a paid fellowship that helps you jump over potential roadblocks with a year of academic readiness, application and FAFSA assistance, leadership development, and much more!
Get Ready for College
Prepare to succeed in college with ACT prep, study habits and writing review, and even taking a real college class for credit. All of our Fellows have enrolled in college and our average Fellows' ACT score increased by 3 points!
Earn While You Learn
Leap Year Fellows also serve as Reading Coaches at a local elementary school. Fellows make up to $550 per month and earn a scholarship for college through our program.
Chase Your Passion
During Leap Year, Fellows go on trips to visit colleges, tour companies, listen to guest speakers, and learn about money management, so that Fellows enter college with ideas on majors and career paths.
Leap Year is a yearlong program that starts July 1st, 2020 and ends May 31st, 2021.
- Fellows meet Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm at our downtown Atlanta location.
- Fellows will spend those hours taking college classes at GSU, working on academic skills, ACT prep, and college applications and serving as reading coaches at a local elementary school.
- Successful Fellows earn up to $550 per month and could earn a book scholarship through Leap Year.
- To date, all Leap Year Fellows raised their ACT scores and enrolled in college through our program.
To be eligible to be a Leap Year Fellow, applicants must:
- Be a Class of 2020 graduating high school senior.
- Be a US citizen (or “lawful permanent resident”) and live in Metro Atlanta.
- Be committed to attending the program on time everyday and becoming a full time college student by August 2021.
- Have a history of academic achievement demonstrated through GPA and ACT or SAT scores.
- Demonstrate an interest in community service and the determination to push through to overcome challenges.
- Be a first generation student (parents did not graduate from college) and/or from a low income background.