Leadership Education Adventure Program

Program Directors & Office Hours

Marcos Ramirez

Sabiha Betanzos

Marcos and Sabiha, the LEAP directors work together at YES

Volunteer Weekly Meetings

  • Wednesday, 6:00-6:50pm

Spring 2023: In-Person Engagement

  • In-person site visits with students at Trillium Charter School or Orick School with a focus on team building, adventure and leadership games.



L.E.A.P. Mission

LEAP provides no-cost opportunities for children/youth in the local community in order to build trust, self-esteem, leadership, and teamwork skills. LEAP gives volunteers a chance to practice leadership skills and share their love of the outdoors with the community.

LEAP volunteers and students from Orick School stand on the dock at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center wearing wet suits and life vests. They ware about to go kayaking

LEAP volunteers and students from Orick School sit on the dock before a kayaking trip on the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center with Center Activities (Spring 2023)

LEAP volunteers sit by the tree at Library Circle before leaving for a kayaking trip with Center Activities

The LEAP volunteer team is all smiles before their kayaking trip with Orick School and Center Activities! (Spring 2023)

Preparing for indoor rock climbing.

Preparing for indoor rock climbing.

Service, Goals & Projects

Volunteers facilitate team building and cooperative games to build teamwork and confidence. One-time outdoor recreation field trips are provided in collaboration with school and community sites: kayaking with Center Activities; hiking; ground-based challenge courses; and outdoor recreation themed games and activities.