L.E.A.P. Makes A Difference: Feedback from Clients, Parents, and Partners

L.E.A.P. staff get to see the incredible impact of our programs and services each day!  Would you like to read some of the feedback we’ve received in the past year?

To view these comments and more, please click this link for the two-page document:  Feedback about L.E.A.P. 2019-2020

“I went to the L.E.A.P. office, and it changed my life.  The [Employment Counselors] not only gave me recommendations, but they were professional…and helped navigate me…it took away from my guesswork because they had the answers to help me.  Not only did I have an opportunity, but I also had the resources and the counseling.  It has been a valuable resource for me to have the L.E.A.P. office in my community.”

–Donna, Employment and Training Client, Fall 2020


“It’s very hard when you don’t know what your daughter wants.  Now she knows how to speak.  She learned how to play games.  Her walking got better.  It was easy little things that I wouldn’t figure out how to do as a parent.  Head Start was able to help me get the screenings and the referral.  The help was great.  It’s a lot less stress on you as a parent.  If I didn’t have that, I don’t know what I’d do.”

–Elizabeth, former Head Start parent and member of L.E.A.P. policy council


“I  feel that I have come a long way since the beginning of summer till now.  Not only by becoming a harder worker than I was before and understanding what I have to do in a day for work but also learned to communicate and work with other workers.”

–Keriona, 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program participant


“I have been able to meet a lot of people in my community.  I also have been able to learn a lot of information about Salem and its background from where it started to today!  I have been able to learn how an actual job would feel like in life!”

–Leeanna, 2020 Summer Youth Employment Program participant


“SYEP (Summer Youth Employment Program) didn’t just help me get a job, they showed me how to manage money and get a bank account.  [It] gives you a huge opportunity to explore the choices you could have in a career field.  SYEP has helped me grow into the Teacher Aide I am today!  I already knew that everyone who works here goes above and beyond to show the children skills and education.  Also, I want to make a difference, and a lot of people come here for assistance.  I am so thankful I get the opportunity to be a part of an amazing organization.”

-Felicia, current L.E.A.P. Head Start employee, Summer Youth Employment Program participant 2018 and 2019


“We’re so grateful that families, especially children, are receiving much needed nourishing food through your services.”

–The Rev. Nancy L. Goff, Priest-in-Charge, Zion Episcopal Church, Hudson Falls


“L.E.A.P. has been steadfast for decades in their  support of neighbors who live in and along the edge of poverty. Never before has it been more critical to our communities to have organizations like L.E.A.P. that can offer education, resources, and emergency support. I am proud to be a partner, but even more so, I am grateful  that L.E.A.P. exists.”

–Amanda Magee, Partner, Trampoline Advertising and Design Co., and Councilwoman, Queensbury Ward 4


“The program has been so very helpful and knowledgeable in  having families engage. Thank you.”

“Loved seeing my child learn and be able to participate.”

“The Head Start program from pregnancy to Pre-K is amazing.”

“They go above and beyond. I recommend every family have the option to use Head Start and the services…truly is an asset.”

“Each and every one of them went above and beyond and I can’t thank them enough.”

—Comments from L.E.A.P. Head Start/Early Head Start Parent Survey, Spring 2020