The Learning Endorsements and Professions (LEAP) Youth Career Expo is designed to provide career information to 8th grade students in Northeast Texas. Eighth graders are now asked to select an endorsement during the spring semester, prior to starting high school. There are 5 endorsements: Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Business and Industry, Public Services, Arts and Humanities, and Multidisciplinary. The LEAP Youth Career Expo invites local employers and training organizations to provide professional insight and a "hands on" look at various career options in the local job market.
2016-2017 LEAP Events
The 2016-2017 LEAP Youth Career Expos were a great success. LEAP Expos were held in Texarkana, Sulphur Springs, Mount Pleasant, and Paris. These events hosted 27 schools and approximately 2350 8th grade students. As we prepare for the 2017-2018 events, check the website for event schedule and updates.