Most students enter Liberty LEADS in 5th, 7th, or 9th grade and continue through high school graduation. Students attend our program several days during the week as well as regularly on Saturdays, and also have access to our summer camp programming. Over 55% of our students are referred to us on the basis of academic challenges and are directed toward Liberty LEADS to receive the support they need to thrive as learners and reach their full potential.
Social Emotional Development
Our program nurtures social and emotional development while equipping our students with effective problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills that lead to lifelong success.
Liberty LEADS paves the way for students to graduate from high school and enroll in a college or university that best meets their interests and needs. The program helps to guide students and their families through the college application process through SAT prep, financial aid workshops, visits to college campuses, and admissions advisement.
We inspire our students to think critically about issues that affect them and their communities. Students in our program find their voices and take on leadership roles that make a difference in their communities.
We are deeply responsive to our students’ lived experience. Students participate in writing classes, seminars, and counseling groups to discuss and critically analyze current social events.
Focusing first on the student and their real-world challenges and problems, we aim to guide student learning by working for an extended period of time so that we can investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem. This active learning style builds enthusiasm for academic concepts (ELA, Math, Science) and expands content knowledge while remediating skill deficits.