National Network

Leap into Science is currently being offered in select states, targeting underserved urban and rural communities.  New states will apply and be selected to join each year.

Our Partners


Arizona Science Center

Alyson Walker
Director of Youth Programs

Arizona State Library

Donna Throckmorton
Library Services Consultant

Yuma County Library District

Hannah Stewart
Youth Services Manager

New Jersey

New Jersey Makers Day

Doug Baldwin

New Jersey State Library

Sharon Rawlins
Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

Newark Museum Association

Ryan Reedell
Manager, MakerSPACE


Oregon ASK Expanded Learning Partnership

Rachel Kessler
Curriculum Development Coordinator and Master Trainer

Oregon Center for Career Development, Portland State University

Dee Wetzel
Special Project Coordinator

State Library of Oregon

Greta Berquist
Youth Services Consultant


Discovery Center at Murfree Spring

Katie Woodward
Assistant Director of Education

United Way of Chattanooga

Elizabeth Tallman
Director of Education

United Way of Tennessee/ Tennessee Afterschool Network

Sindy Dawkins-Schade


Imagine Children's Museum

Nick Spicher
Program Innovations Manager

School's Out Washington

Bill Wells
Statewide Training Manager

Spokane County Library District

Gwendolyn Haley
Library Service Manager

Washington State Library

Carolyn Petersen
Assistant Program Manager

West Virginia

Green Bank Observatory

Sophie Knudsen
Education Assistant

Morgantown Public Library System

Sarah Palfrey

Pocahontas County Libraries

Cree Lahti
Library Director

West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development

Mollie Toppe, Shannon Cottrill, & Autumn Starcher
WVU Extension Service 4-H Agents