The Leadership Empowerment and Access Program (LEAP) is a training program designed to improve skills in professional development, leadership and personal resiliency for youth and young adults, 16 – 26 years old, who are managing or at risk of developing behavioral health conditions. LEAP participants master the ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses, set and achieve personal and vocational goals through the training tracks outlined below.
We are now accepting applications into the LEAP program. If you are applying on an individuals’ behalf, we ask that you complete the application form at the bottom of this page's link. LEAP’s Program Specialist will connect with you and the prospective LEAP participant(s) once the form is received. If you are self-applying, please review the LEAP training tracks to determine which module you would like to register for. The LEAP Program Specialist will connect with you once the application is submitted.
- Ages of 16-26 and self-reported of “at risk of behavioral health challenges or managed behavioral health challenges”.
- Participants are encouraged to have access to digital and virtual platforms in order to complete trainings.
- LEAP is a voluntary program; therefore, the participant must willingly participate fully in all activities.
- Participant must be a US Georgia Resident.
- Participant must be physically and mentally capable to participate in the program with reasonable accommodations for physical and other disabilities. MHAG is not a treatment provider therefore accommodations must be supported by an external provider.
If you are interested in supporting youth and young adults and would like to become a LEAP Volunteer, please contact Paige Gaines at 770-741-1494 or Leap@mhageorgia.org or complete the interest form by clicking here.