Interested Students

Are you interested in applying for our Middle School Program beginning Summer 2020? Applications will become available in Fall 2019.

The College Bound Program serves first-generation* and low-income** students enrolled in grades 9-12 from more than 20 public, private, and charter schools in the greater Newark area.   

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer Law Institute 2019. If you are interested in applying for Summer 2020, our inquiry form will become available in Fall 2019.

The Summer Law Institute (SLI), a five-week course on criminal law, introduces students to the NJ LEEP culture, excites them about learning, and begins the skill-building process.  After completing the SLI, participants are invited to apply for NJ LEEP’s four-year College Bound Program.

*We define first-generation college students as those who are the first in their family to go to college and earn a four-year college degree in the United States.
**We define low-income as an income of $70,000 or below for a family of four (for each additional household member, we add $5,000 to the threshold).

For additional information on how to apply, contact Catherine Ventura, Enrollment and Data Manager, at 973-297-1555, ext. 201 or cventura@njleep.org.