Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative supports young children in their social-emotional development so they will be ready for kindergarten. Forty LEAP members serve as positive role models in preschool environments implementing social-emotional interventions for identified children. Members will also promote routine reading and play activity in the home, connect parents to community resources and engage volunteers to strengthen the early childhood advocacy movement across 25 counties in southern MN.