Latino Education and Advancement Program

Introducing Richmond-area Latino students to the fundamentals of independent school educational and academic experiences.

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LEAP Latino Education Advancement Program

Programa gratuito de verano que contribuye al éxito en la escuela secundaria y a la preparación para la universidad.

June 17- July 12, 9:00-3:00, Cost: Free

Este programa te ayudará a prepararte para ir a la universidad rodeado por amigos mientras aprendes y te diviertes.

¡Únete a estudiantes latinos de Richmond en las instalaciones de Steward School este verano! LEAP es un programa gratis de cuatro semanas para estudiantes latinos de 8vo a 12vo grado.

Tu experiencia del verano incluirá:

• Clases pequeñas
• Profesores de Steward School
• Clases de matemáticas, inglés, español para nativos, tecnología, ciencias, educación física y música
• Preparación para SAT y orientación universitaria
• Guía para solicitar asistencia financiera para estudios universitarios
• Exploración de diversas oportunidades de carrera
• Paseos escolares a universidades, museos y piscina
• Charlas con exitosos invitados latinos de diversos campos profesionales

Este programa incluye almuerzo y meriendas gratis diarias. Existe la posibilidad de asistencia para el transporte.

Participar en LEAP te ayudará a prepararte con éxito para tu vida escolar y personal, a través de actividades de enriquecimiento que fortalecerán tu personalidad y mejorarán tus posibilidades académicas.

Registro en línea hasta el 1 de Mayo de 2019

"Fue un verano mágico que dio la bienvenida a 56 estudiantes de origen hispano y sus familias a The Steward School. El ambiente bilingüe, la camaradería y su disposición para aprender fueron refrescantes y gratificantes". - Melanie Rodriguez, Directora de LEAP

El Programa de Educación y Promoción de los Latinos (LEAP, por sus siglas en inglés) es el programa estrella de la Iniciativa de Educación Latina Avanzando (“avanzando”) de The Steward School. LEAP ha estado introduciendo a los estudiantes latinos del área de Richmond a los fundamentos de las experiencias educativas y académicas de las escuelas independientes desde 2007. Además, este programa de verano de cuatro semanas enriquece y apoya la educación de los estudiantes latinos, sin importar a qué escuela asisten actualmente o en el futuro.

El objetivo de LEAP es aumentar los estudiantes latinos de octavo a doceavo grado. El programa ofrece un currículo riguroso y enriquecido de preparación universitaria en ESL, español para hablantes nativos, matemáticas y tecnología, con segmentos sobre habilidades de estudio y habilidades del idioma inglés. El programa también se enfoca en la preparación del SAT en inglés y matemáticas, así como también en la orientación universitaria para estudiantes de undécimo grado y de doceavo grado.

Los padres están invitados a participar en varios componentes del programa, y ​​serán guiados por representantes de admisiones si desean solicitar la admisión a una escuela independiente.

La Directora de LEAP, Melanie Rodriguez, explica: “Estamos llegando a los jóvenes del área en una edad crítica; sus intereses académicos y personales están creciendo, pero las oportunidades educativas y sociales disponibles para ellos pueden ser limitantes. LEAP busca cerrar la brecha entre los dos ”. El objetivo final de LEAP es ofrecer oportunidades a los jóvenes latinos del área de Richmond que les permitan, y capaciten, a estos estudiantes prepararse para el futuro.

Aplicar
Siga las instrucciones de la solicitud LEAP completando y devolviendo la solicitud y el contrato LEAP al Director de LEAP. Por favor complete y devuelva el formulario de liberación de registros de estudiantes a la oficina principal de la escuela del estudiante. El formulario de recomendación del maestro se puede entregar al maestro de inglés del estudiante con un sobre con la dirección. Todos los formularios pueden ser enviados a la siguiente:

Melanie Rodriguez
Director de LEAP
11600 Gayton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23238

 



Michael Cevallos, graduado de Steward en 2014, fue nombrado Gates Millennium Scholar & uno de solo 1,000 estudiantes seleccionados de un total de 58,000 solicitantes. Después de ganar el premio, Michael Cevallos dice: "Ganar la beca Gates Millennium es el producto de cuatro años de persistencia y trabajo duro. Como estudiante de Steward LEAP, tuve la libertad de descubrir quién soy. Tomé clases desafiantes, descubrí una amor por el violín, fue tesorero de la Sociedad Nacional de Honor, jugó al fútbol y al fútbol sala, participó en los clubes de español y ping pong. Me desafié a mí mismo, aprendí de mis errores y seguí creciendo. Como resultado, tengo el confianza en sí mismo para hacer frente a cualquier cosa ".

Latino Education Advancement Program at The Steward School

A free summer program supporting success in high school and preparation for college.

June 17- July 12, 9:00-3:00, Cost: Free

Register online by May 1, 2019.

“In LEAP, the same thing I learned here in...Mr. Rodriguez's class, the math teacher, is the same thing I learned...in my regular school, it is just that in my normal school I didn't know how to do it because they didn't break it down...And Mr. Rodriguez he broke it down where I could actually know what I'm doing in learning.” - 2018 LEAP Participant

This program will help you get ready for college, surrounded by your friends while learning and having fun. Join Latino students from all over Richmond on The Steward School’s beautiful campus this summer! LEAP is a free, four-week program for Latinx students entering 8-12 grade. Participating in LEAP will help prepare you for success in school and life, through enrichment activities that strengthen your personality and increase your academic possibilities. This free program includes lunch and snacks every day. Some transportation assistance is available.

100% of LEAP students graduate from high school and almost all go on to college including VCU, University of Richmond, Harvard University & more.

Your summer experience will include:

• Supportive, small class environment
• Instruction from Steward teachers
• Lessons in math, English, Spanish for native speakers, technology, science, physical education and music
• SAT prep and college advising
• Financial assistance guidance
• Career exploration opportunities
• Field trips to colleges, museums and pool
• Guest speakers who are successful professionals from the Latino community

"It was a magical summer welcoming 56 students of Hispanic heritage and their families to The Steward School. The bilingual atmosphere, camaraderie, and their willingness to learn were refreshing and rewarding." - Melanie Rodriguez, Director of LEAP

The Latino Education and Advancement Program (LEAP) is the flagship program of The Steward School’s Avanzando (“moving forward”) Latino Education Initiative. LEAP has been introducing Richmond-area Latino students to the fundamentals of independent school educational and academic experiences since 2007. Moreover, this four-week summer program enriches and supports the education of Latino students no matter what school they attend currently or in the future.

LEAP is targeted to rising eighth through rising twelfth-grade Latino students. The program offers a rigorous, enriched college-preparatory curriculum in ESL, Spanish for native speakers, math, and technology, with segments on study skills and English language skills. The program also focuses on SAT preparation in English and math as well as college counseling for rising eleventh and rising twelfth-grade students.

Parents are invited to participate in various components of the program, and they will be guided by admissions representatives should they wish to apply for admission to an independent school.

LEAP Director Melanie Rodriguez explains, “We are reaching out to area youth at a critical age—their academic and personal interests are growing, but the educational and social opportunities available to them may be limiting. LEAP seeks to bridge the gap between the two.” The ultimate goal of LEAP is to offer opportunities to Richmond-area Latino youth that enable—and empower—these students to prepare for the future.

To Apply

Please follow the LEAP application instructions by completing and returning the LEAP application and contract to the Director of LEAP. Please complete and return the release of student records form to the main office of the student's school. The teacher recommendation form may be given to the student's English teacher with a pre-addressed envelope. All forms may be mailed to the following:

Melanie Rodriguez
Director of LEAP
11600 Gayton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23238

2014 Steward graduate, Michael Cevallos, was named a Gates Millennium Scholar—1 of only 1,000 selected students out of 58,000 applicants. After earning the award, Michael Cevallos says, "Earning the Gates Millennium Scholarship is the product of four years of persistence and hard work. As a Steward LEAP student, I had the freedom to discover who I am. I took challenging classes, discovered a love for the violin, served as treasurer of the National Honor Society, played varsity soccer and futsal, and participated in the Spanish and ping pong clubs. I challenged myself, learned from my mistakes, and kept growing. As a result, I have the self-confidence to tackle anything."
 

 

 

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