Empowerment and Education for Palestinian Refugees

Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians (LEAP) is an educational enrichment program dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of Palestinian refugee-youth in Lebanon so they may become agents of change.

Our Projects

LEAP’s Projects—SHINE, PARFÉ, ASPIRE, and RISE—provide a space for Palestinian refugee youth to strengthen their English proficiency, advance their academic studies, explore various hobbies and interests, and re-inspire their thirst for knowledge.

Learn more about LEAP's projects in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon.

Get Involved

There are many ways volunteers can get involved with LEAP: teaching English with the SHINE and ASPIRE projects, teaching French with Projet PARFÉ, mentoring college students with the RISE project, or expanding our grassroots efforts, including curriculum development, outreach, fundraising, and more!

Learn more about how you can be a part of LEAP, and apply online.

Support Us

Support LEAP's initiatives by making a donation online or by mail, or hosting a fundraiser on our behalf. Every act of support goes a long way in making our grassroots work possible.

Video Gallery

A glimpse of life through the lens of LEAP’s students.

Where We Work

LEAP volunteers work with Palestinian refugee youth in camps outside Beirut and Tyre. Learn more about Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, and where you'd be working as part of LEAP.

LEAP Program

LEAP is a grassroots volunteer program established to provide educational empowerment projects to support the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of refugee-youth in Lebanon so they may become agents of change. As an apolitical humanitarian US-based organization, LEAP aims to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees in general, but particularly in Lebanon, to American volunteers.

Support LEAP

LEAP relies on the support of generous donors to sustain its projects. Click here to find out how you can support LEAP, or donate online:

We are also accepting donations for our newest initiative, Project MUSIC. Donate online:

Mailing List

Please join our mailing list for regular updates from LEAP.

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