Become a Leap Year Fellow

The best work study program for college freshman!

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.

Program Details

  • Leap Year is a yearlong program that starts August 1st, 2019 and ends July 31st, 2020.

  • Fellows meet Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 4:00pm at our downtown Atlanta location.

  • Fellows will spend those hours working on academic skills, ACT prep, and college applications and volunteering as reading coaches at a local elementary school.

  • Successful Fellows earn up to $550 per month and could earn a $3,000 scholarship through Leap Year.

  • To date, all Leap Year Fellows raised their ACT scores and enrolled in college through our program.

Questions? Check out of FAQ page!


To be eligible to be a Leap Year Fellow, applicants must:

  • Be a Class of 2019 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 starting (and graduating from) college beginning August 2020.
  • 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.

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