The Learn, Earn, and Prosper (LEAP) program provides youth, 16-24 years old, who are blind or visually impaired, the opportunity to gain the skills needed to become independent, confident, and productive young adults. The goal of this program is to increase the employable skills of youth in transition which will help lead to meaningful employment. Participants live in a dormitory setting with their peers in downtown Burlington and focus on personal life skills, such as cooking, time management, and personal finance. The LEAP program is a great balance of learning new skills and enjoying all that Vermont’s outdoors has to offer in the summertime — for instance sailing, hiking, and visiting the local Farmer's Market!
When participating in the LEAP program over the course of 4-8 weeks you can learn how to:
• Participate in work experiences to learn transferable job skills
• Use a cash register, repair computers and/or serve customers in retail and food service settings
• Live in a college dormitory in downtown Burlington
• Take public transportation
• Become a leader
• Cook delicious meals
• Create a budget
• Create lasting friendships
• Kayak on Lake Champlain
• Build a community
• Have FUN!!
LEAP Downloadable Materials
LEAP Summer Sessions Informational Brochure
LEAP Internship Informational Brochure
LEAP is now accepting Applications for 2017!
LEAP Crew Corps Member Application
LEAP Internship Application
Apply with resume AND cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify your interest is in the LEAP Crew Leader position. This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer. Services to individuals with disabilities are available upon request.
The LEAP Program is a partnership between ReSOURCE and
the following organizations:
• Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
• State of Vermont Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
• Vermont Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired
• Vermont Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation
• The Gibney Family Foundation
Please contact Kaelyn Modrak with any questions.
LEAP Program Manager