Peabody, MA ( North Shore Bank recently met with representatives from LEAP for Education to present the organization with a $10,000 donation. The Bank will once again serve as the Presenting Sponsor of LEAP's annual Great Expectations fundraiser. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at Danversport. 

LEAP for Education is a non-profit organization that empowers underserved youth on the North Shore to achieve economic and social mobility by cultivating personal, educational and career growth. 

Michael R. Wheeler, North Shore Bank’s President and Chief Operating Officer said of LEAP:

We’re proud to once again be the Presenting sponsor of the LEAP for Education Great Expectations fundraiser. We’ve always been committed to sustaining our communities as great places to live, work, and raise children, and that’s why we support impactful organizations like LEAP for Education.

Linda Saris, Executive Director of LEAP for Education, said of the Bank’s donation:

North Shore Bank has been a supporter of LEAP since its inception 21 years ago. In addition to providing banking services, NSB employees have volunteered to work on committees as well as provide advice to staff and information and mentoring for students. You can't find a better partner.

In 2022, LEAP for Education served over 550 students throughout communities across Essex County, Massachusetts. Many of the students live with a single parent in a home where English is not spoken. 93% of the children come from economically, disadvantaged homes; 30% are English language learners; 78% are students of color; and 93% will be the first in their family to graduate college.

About LEAP for Education
LEAP for Education (LEAP) runs free, after-school and summer programs designed to bridge the opportunity gap for students from underserved communities across Essex County, Massachusetts. These programs offer students the ability to explore and engage in their communities in a way that will lead them to careers that align with their strengths and interests. For more information, visit