Summer Reading Camp July 2014


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                                                 Quality Reading Instruction

 Registration is under way for LEAP’s Summer Reading Camp, a three week summer program for children in grades 1-12 who are experiencing difficulties with reading and writing. Children will receive a reading assessment by a certified reading specialist prior to instruction and at the conclusion of the program, with a final written report prepared for parents. Specific individualized learning goals will be developed by certified literacy specialists through on-going assessment in word recognition, fluency, comprehension, meaning vocabulary, and spelling development. A balanced literacy approach and research-based strategies are used in lessons provided by trained instructors. The program will provide all instructional materials for each child and include a break with a healthy snack.

Schedule: Monday through Thursday.    July 7 – July 24  (12 sessions)                 

 Choice of one of two time slots:      9:15 -10:45am


Fee: $335.00   Special Offer Discount: $275.00 for Early Bird Registration by June 20, 2014, and 10% discount for a second child. A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need – call LEAP’s office for consideration                                                Schedule subject to change based on enrollment






Spring It On: Buffalo Niagara’s Day of Giving

8:00 a.m. March 20 – 8:00 a.m. March 21, 2014

                                      Sponsored by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County

Spring It On is coming! From 8:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20 until 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, you can celebrate the first day of Spring by supporting your favorite nonprofit org.Visit for a list of participating agencies, then come back on March 20 to spring something great on the organizations that work so hard every day to make our community a better place to be!

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Cruise to Pina Coladaville is Back!

Back by popular demand, it’s LEAP of WNY’s Sixth Annual Miss Buffalo II Cruise to Support Children’s Literacy. Celebrate the summer with our “Cruise to Pina Coladaville” on the Miss Buffalo II!  Join the fun on Sunday, August 10th from 3:00-6:00pm as we cruise down the Niagara River with live music by Route 66 (classic rock plus your favorite Buffett tunes). The fun includes music, dancing, raffles, contests, and 50/50 split.  Flip flops are encouraged but not mandatory. All proceeds benefit LEAP of WNY’s literacy programs and children’s library. LEAP of WNY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Tickets won’t last so get your requests in early. If you have any questions call LEAP’s office at 873-0429 or email

Tickets $28.00     ( $2.00 handling fee for online purchase )

Cash Bar    Must be 21 to attend

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ASAP Spring Session

              Thank you to all the students and teachers who made our fall session of ASAP a great success.

             Spring ASAP    March 11- May 8, 2014

Tuesday or Thursday    3:45-4:45pm

FREE to Ken-Ton students  *****All children welcome  $20  REFUNDABLE deposit at end of program

if you supply report card (required for grant data accountability)

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LEAP ASAP Program: FREE Academic Tutoring

The LEAP Reading Clinic and Center provides academic tutoring to elementary students

afterschool. The next  8 week session will begin in March 2014. You can choose one

session on either Tuesday or Thursday from 3:30-4:30PM. You may call for information

at 716-873-0429 or Click on the  application link for detailed  information and an

application form. This program is funded through the United Way and is provided FREE of  charge to all students!

ASAP Application Form


We believe literacy should empower people to challenge and change their world


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Thank You to our Sponsors

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Funds Afterschool Program

A grant from the United Way has made possible the continuation of our successful after-school program for all children in grades K-6. Small group instruction has a strong focus on reading and writing but also provides assistance with any needed academics, homework or school projects. The program is FREE to all students on Tuesdays and Thursdays after-school.  Parents must call to enroll their children or complete and send in our application form. For more information call 716-873-0429.

East Hill Foundation Grant

A generous grant from the East Hill Foundation will fund a new and exciting program for reading instruction. The LIFTED Program, Literacy Institute for Training and Educational Development, will provide literacy training to tutors, who will then work directly with a struggling reader in one on one instruction. This tutor-training model will provide both training in reading and assessment to an adult who will continue to teach and ongoing instruction to students.



LEAP Reading Clinic and Center

Sheridan Parkside Building
169 Sheridan Parkside Drive
Tonawanda, New York 14150

Library & Computer Lab Hours

Mondays 3:00- 5:00
Tuesdays 3:00-5:00
Wednesdays 3:00 - 5:00
Thursdays 3:00-5:00