Life Experience Access Program
Shaping the Next Generation
CAN is always looking for new ways to reward positive choices and encourage students to enter professional careers. If you know of a great career experience that we could get our students involved with or if you would like to help sponsor future professionals, please let us know.
What is LEAP?
LEAP was created in 2013 as a way to guide high school students into productive professional careers. With the help of future-minded donors and the cooperation of organizations across the country, students in Cody are getting the opportunity to have hands-on experiences in the fields of their choice at top-notch facilities.
LEAP connects high school students with experiences in the career of their choice during the summer of their Junior year. Interested students must fill out an application and demonstrate commitment in their career choices so that CAN is able to focus its available sponsorship responsibly. Weight is given to students who are actively involved in local opportunities such as internships and related college classes.
LEAP is being developed to be as efficient and cost effective as possible while providing unique, quality experiences to future leaders.
We offer LEAP BLUE and LEAP GOLD options. A student may apply for both but must choose one or the other if selected as a recipient of both. LEAP BLUE is the original LEAP experience and has been successfully implemented for 5 years. LEAP GOLD is a more pragmatic career exploration option. The LEAP GOLD scholarship will help recipients to actually obtain training, coursework or a certification in the career area of their choice. This allows for both exploration as well as increased earning power.
LEAP Application packets will be available to junior CAN members in the fall of 2017. The application deadline will be near the end of November and winners will be notified by January 3, 2018.