AC LEAP Testimonials

What People Are Saying

“To be with these kids every summer and to see their growth is amazing,”said AC Alumnus Justin Kennedy, who works in the fifth grade classroom. “They continue to impress me with how passionate they are and how much they invest in our community. It means so much to me to be able to work with them and see them develop as people.” 
“Summer Leap at Allendale Columbia, in unified vision with its partner school, Enrico Fermi School 17, recognizes that diversity is a strength that children bring with them to school every day.” said Rochester City School District Director of Bilingual Education Analy Cruz-Phomanny, “The program values the linguistic and cultural differences of students and leverages those assets in the pursuit of excellence daily.”
“The AC LEAP Program is fundamental to the social, emotional, and educational growth of youth during the summer.” said school 17’s Community Site Coordinator Qawan Bollar, “The artistic, athletic, and innovative approach invites kids to be leaders in their community and to believe that they have a greater purpose. LEAP is a well-rounded program unlike any other that supports youth in meeting their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.” 
“AC LEAP is excellent. My youngest loves it and it has helped her a lot,” said AC LEAP Kindergarten Parent Olga Soto, “Her teachers have noticed a positive change in her school performance and her grades have improved.”

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At Allendale Columbia, we prepare students for the world they will inherit. In our trusting and responsive environment, students in nursery through grade 12 grow in confidence and develop scholastic independence.