Reimagining Education

Make a Civic LEAP!

Across the country, student voices are being heard. Young people who want to see things change are no longer waiting for the adults; they are creating and implementing campaigns and change efforts for many issues.

The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri’s Civic Leadership, Engagement, and Advocacy Program (L.E.A.P.) is designed to give students the tools they need to become effective advocates for the causes they are passionate about.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead

Learn more about Civic L.E.A.P.



CEAM is pulling together students from private and charter schools in St. Louis and Kansas City and helping them combine their voices to make lasting change by advocating at the local and state level.


Students will be given the knowledge, tools and leadership skills to develop and implement a campaign for a cause they are passionate about.

How Civic L.E.A.P works
  • Designed for students aged 14-18.
  • Four classes focused on civics, communications, media relations, and activism will be held in October 2018.
  • Students will be supported as they develop and implement their campaigns in November and December 2018.
  • The program will cumulate with a group trip to Jefferson City to visit the capital and engage with lawmakers in 2019.
  • Up to five students will be selected from each school.