Accelerate & Amplify College Completion

Welcome to LEAP Tampa Bay

LEAP Tampa Bay is a network of over 50 community partners who connect residents to education and training opportunities beyond high school.

With the strong partnerships we’ve built in the community, LEAP Tampa Bay helps to accelerate and amplify the work that is already underway to increase completion of post-secondary education. 

Our mission is to transform lives by leveraging the power of community collaboration to accelerate personal, workforce, and community prosperity through education.

Ultimately, our goal is that 60% of working age adults in the Tampa Bay area will receive a degree, certificate, or high-quality credential by 2025.

I’m Ready To LEAP Toward My Future

I’m a student

I’m a student

Now is the time to start making plans for life after high school.

We’ll help you prepare for college before you graduate, explore careers, apply to colleges, plan finances, take required tests, and ultimately, land your dream job.
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I’m an Adult Learner

I’m an Adult learner

An education can help you secure a higher income and unlock doors to careers that offer additional life-changing perks.

With a solid plan and the right resources, you can receive the education you need to get ahead.
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I’m
ALREADY EMPLOYED

I’m
ALREADY EMPLOYED

Tuition reimbursement could mean the difference between going back to school and putting it off for another few years.

Ask your human resources department about education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, and we’ll help you make it happen.
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I’m a first generation student

I’m a first generation student

Being a first-gen student is a special experience.

We’re here to support you, provide you with the resources you need, and connect you to an educational path that leads to your future career and empowers you to make history in your family.
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I’m a veteran

I’m a veteran

Thank you for your service.

There are many benefits available to help military veterans (and qualified dependents and survivors) advance their education, from career planning tools to assistance paying for college through the GI Bill.
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IM A STUDENT
Now is the time to start making plans for life after high school. We’ll help you prepare for college before you graduate, explore careers, apply to colleges, plan finances, take required tests, and ultimately, land your dream job.
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IM AN ADULT LEARNER
An education can help you secure a higher income and unlock doors to careers that offer additional life-changing perks. With a solid plan and the right resources, you can receive the education you need to get ahead.
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IM ALREADY EMPLOYED
Tuition reimbursement could mean the difference between going back to school and putting it off for another few years. Ask your human resources department about education benefits such as tuition reimbursement, and we’ll help you make it happen.
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I’M A FIRST GENERATION STUDENT
Being a first-gen student is a special experience. We’re here to support you, provide you with the resources you need, and connect you to an educational path that leads to your future career and empowers you to make history in your family.
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I’M A VETERAN
Thank you for your service. There are many benefits available to help military veterans (and qualified dependents and survivors) advance their education, from career planning tools to assistance paying for college through the GI Bill.
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Whether you’re pursuing an education for yourself, or looking to support our mission to accelerate and amplify Tampa Bay through education and the prosperity it creates, your impact makes a difference in the community.

How We Help

No matter where you are in your journey, we have local coaches, support, tools and resources available to help you succeed.

College
Planning

College
Planning

We help you do the research before you commit to a career path.

From creating a college road map to earning college credit in high school, finding the right college or going back to college, LEAP has resources to help you plan.
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Career
Technical
Training

Career
Technical
Training

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you'll make.

Learn which careers are in demand. Assess your skills and interests. Connect with "real" people. We'll help you do it.
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Programs

LEAP Tampa Bay’s programs guide you to find the right career path, cut through the complexity, and understand your resources and options available for getting the education and training you need to succeed in your career.

Complete
Tampa Bay

Complete
Tampa Bay

A college degree can mean the difference between working a job and pursuing a career.

If you’ve already earned some college credit, but did not earn your degree, the Complete Tampa Bay program can match you with a success “coach” and other resources to help you begin your degree program!

College
& Career
Centers

College
& Career
Centers

High school-based College and Career Centers help prepare high school students for life after graduation!

Receive assistance with career planning and navigating options for education and training after high school. We’ll help you select a school, apply for financial aid or scholarships, and complete applications or essays.

Complete
Tampa Bay

Complete
Tampa Bay

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College
& Career Centers

College
& Career Centers

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With easier access to grants, scholarships and tuition reimbursement and supporting clear pathways to degree completion, people who thought college was out of reach can get the resources and support they need to succeed.
With easier access to grants, scholarships and tuition reimbursement and supporting clear pathways to degree completion, people who thought college was out of reach can get the resources and support they need to succeed.

Get Involved

The success of LEAP Tampa Bay relies heavily on the leadership and collaboration of community volunteers and supporters. If you are looking to make an impact in our community, we encourage you to get involved.

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