What is L.E.A.P.?

Children can read to specially trained dogs and their handlers. There is no judgment, no criticism, and tons of tail wagging fun!

Literacy Education Assistance Pups – L.E.A.P.® –is composed of a dedicated group of volunteers based in Lewes, Delaware, who strive to increase the quality of reading education for the students in our community through the use of trained therapy dogs. The goal of the L.E.A.P. program is to improve the literacy skills of children, and grow their enthusiasm for reading, through the assistance of therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. The presence of a L.E.A.P. dog creates an inviting and motivating reading environment. Specifically, a L.E.A.P. dog is nonjudgmental, comfortable, and FUN! Reading sessions can take place in local schools, libraries, and other settings.

Wednesdays at 6 PM October – May
Children’s Activity Area

Thank you for your participation!

From Left: Christy with Bruce (Bulldog Mix), Susan with Maggie (King Charles Cavelier), Sammy (Labradoodle) and Meg, Jess with Tino (All American Mixed), Teresa with Uttley (Golden Retriever).

L.E.A.P. is an extraordinary program. If you are unable to make a RBPL session for a particular week, or Wednesdays @ 6 PM does not work for your family, a list of the 2015 Delaware Site Locations is below. This is the most up to date version available to me, so please call and ask these locations about the L.E.A.P. program!