Interested Students

Are you interested in the new Middle School Program? Current 5th grade students can apply HERE!

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 application for Summer Law Institute 2019 are currently closed, however if you would like more information about the program contact Catherine Ventura at

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