Gift cards to HEB for nutritional snacks

School Supplies such as pencils, notebook paper, markers, crayons

Coloring and activity books

Paint, Cardboard, Recycled goods for set design


$6.00 – Pays for one class (12-15 students) nutritional snack for each student

$12.00 – Pays for two classes (12-15 students) nutritional snack for each student

$140-$150 – Pays for costumes for up to 12 students for our spring performance season

$150-$180 – Pays for costumes for up to 15 students for our spring performance season

$100-$200 – Pays for one week of after-school classes


Leap of Joy has not only provided a life-long skill to our young students but has developed a very strong working relationship with them. Veronica Villarreal

Site Coordinator, Harris Elementary

Leap of Joy has provided an opportunity for our daughter to grow, learn and develop skills for life. It is safe, fun and engaging on many levels and provides the space for children to come together, learn a new art, make friends and grow with a community of learning.  We couldn’t be more grateful. Christina Culverhouse


My girls are my permanent foster children that without this program would be still struggling with ways to effectively express themselves and gain self-esteem that had been lost due to extreme post-traumatic stress, being abused and neglected.  The girls have flourished and really enjoyed these classes. Ramona Conner

Foster Parent

I love Leap of Joy because they became my 2nd family.  Thanks to them I don’t feel alone sometimes.  Thank you so much!!!!!! Jatziriz


Thank you so much for your devotion and consistency with our after-school students.  Students who were not expected to have interest in dance and musical theater have requested admittance to the classes and have shown continued participation with positive attitudes. Joel Delatorre

Site Coordinator, Hart Elementary

Leap of Joy is an outstanding partner.  The instructors are well trained and the curriculum is developmentally appropriate and engaging.  Leap of Joy staff go the extra mile in providing a high quality fine arts experience for our youth. John Shanks

Project Director, ACE Austin, Austin Independent School District

Leap of Joy is funded in part by grants from the following programs