Learning Effectiveness in Action Program (LEAP)

Hosted at JWU’s Providence Campus, Wildcat LEAP is a fee-based educational program designed to help students discover how they learn and to develop specific strategies to enhance their learning. The program includes

  • a ten-day summer component
  • one-on-one support throughout the academic year
  • small group activities to foster effective learning and independence
  • a three-credit course available only to LEAP participants

Program Structure

Wildcat LEAP is a 10-month program, operating August through May.

The JWU experience begins with a 10-day intensive summer component designed to support students through the transition from high school to college. Participants explore the many supports available to them at JWU, begin to learn about themselves and their learning styles, and develop peer supports within their LEAP cohort.

Throughout the fall semester, LEAP participants benefit from weekly individualized support from their LEAP learning specialist. In addition to one-on-one support, the cohort is enrolled in a three-credit course designed specifically for and available only to LEAP participants.

The program continues through the spring semester with participants receiving weekly individualized support from their LEAP learning specialist as well as workshops on topics selected by the LEAP cohort. The program concludes with the development of a Wildcat LEAP student academic portfolio that demonstrates comprehensive evidence of applied learning strategies.

LEAP focuses on supporting students with challenges in the area of executive functioning. Those with AD/HD, generalized anxiety, and/or specific learning disabilities may particularly benefit from the program.

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