Interested Students

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.   

The Pre-Application for admission to the Summer Law Institute (SLI) is currently live! Please fill out the Pre-Application below.

The 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 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, Program Coordinator, at 973-297-1555, ext. 201 or