“Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can use to change the world,” captures your attention upon landing on the Leap Year website. The quote by Nelson Mandela has good reason for being front and center on the homepage. Leap Year Founder and Executive Director, Amber Scott, uses education every day to create what she calls “an army of changemakers.” Amber’s enlisted are low-income high school graduates who want a crack at higher education but, due to circumstances beyond their control, face overwhelming barriers to success. Through a year of comprehensive programming and wraparound services, Amber sends low-income students to the front lines of college classrooms and beyond.
1.20.17 – Gather Good, “Leap Year Bridges the Gap for First Generation Collegiates” by Lara Wagner