LEAP is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh high schools that uses the arts, humanities, and social sciences to empower under-resourced high school students to become agents of social change. It provides a supportive, non-hierarchical learning environment for students to engage with issues of equity and justice in their lives and communities.

Students learn with and from local artists, activists, and CMU faculty who are working to create positive change in the world. They participate in hands-on learning experiences focused on personal reflection, artistic expression, and civic engagement. Students work individually and collectively to cultivate self-efficacy, a love of learning and creating, and the confidence to envision and build a better future.

For more information, please visit www.cmu.edu/leap.