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Leadership Enrichment After-School Programs (LEAP)

Whether it’s expressing yourself on stage, trying a new sport for the first time, or learning creative ways to use technology, Leadership Enrichment After-School Programs (LEAP) are a great way for middle school students to have fun (and learn a thing or two!). Best of all, all programs are FREE thanks to the support of many sponsors and community partners!

Check out a few of this year’s activities!

LEAP Activity: Creative Expression Creative Expression
We all have a story to tell. Yes, even you! Express yourself through the creation of collage art, photography and poetry to tell your story and share it with others!
Provided by: DCSD Video Production Team
LEAP Activity: Community Connections Community Connections
Try out a wide range of activities from some of our community’s coolest.
Provided by: Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Girl Scouts of America, National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
LEAP Activity: Living Life Out Loud Living Life Out Loud
Explore topics that teens face every day. Enjoy snacks (plus prizes) while problem solving, role playing, street marketing, team building, creating, and more!
Provided by: Hillcrest Family Services
LEAP Activity: Rockin Cec Rockin’ Rec
Bowling, golf, ice skating, and art crafts are just a few of the activities offered this year. Watch for more details and a chance to vote on your activity.
Provided by: City of Dubuque Leisure Services
LEAP Activity: Tennis Tennis
Learn the basic fundamentals and rules of the sport, then play games to challenge your skills. Try a new sport, have fun and meet new friends!
Provided by: Mr. Chris Burns, DSHS Tennis Coach

Why is LEAP important to our students?

LEAP programming maximizes student participation in out-of-school activities engaging students with diverse interests. LEAP benefits our students by:

  • providing opportunities for those who may not already be involved with clubs or sports to try new activities and build self-confidence
  • creating stronger personal connections to school and peer groups
  • providing free tutoring and homework help
  • offering a safe environment during hours when many parents are still at work


Contact Emily Blue
LEAP Facilitator

Or contact your school’s activities director!

LIFTOFF LEVEL ($10,000 +)
– Longshadow Foundation
– Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto

– Doug and Karen Horstmann

– Carpenters Local 678: North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
– Lynn and Cindy Fuller
– James and Pamela Miller

LEAP sponsorships are facilitated by the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools

To keep LEAP activities free of charge and available to all middle school students, please consider making a tax deductible donation online:


or mail your donation to:

Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools (LEAP)
700 Locust Street Ste 195
Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4709