Get Involved With LEEP


Contact the career planner at your child’s school for information and registration forms. Find school career planners here.

Community Members

You can help develop our future workforce by providing work-based learning experiences for students, such as job shadowing, serving as a guest speaker or mentor, and offering summer employment opportunities.

Would you like to be a guest speaker for our students?

Contact either the Louisville Education and Employment Partnership (LEEP) Office at (502) 485-3787 or a career planner at one of the participating high schools to arrange a mutually convenient time to speak to the students about your career options, work-readiness skills training, and workplace expectations.

Would you like to provide a job-shadowing experience for students?

Job shadowing gives students a look at the real working experience. Students spend a half-day with your organization observing daily duties and talking with company representatives about workplace expectations as well as the educational requirements and training needed to perform various jobs. Contact the LEEP Office at (502) 485-3787 for more information.

What does becoming a mentor involve?

Mentors explain workplace expectations and encourage students to work toward graduation. They connect with students throughout the school year for a few hours per month through phone calls, text messages, and in-person meetings. If you would like to be a mentor, you’ll attend a 90-minute orientation session at either your workplace or a convenient school location.

Interested in hiring a youth for a summer job?

The Mayor’s SummerWorks program is a seven-week program for youth ages 16 to 21 who live in greater Louisville. This program is operated by KentuckianaWorks, which coordinates recruitment, employment-readiness training, and placement in meaningful summer employment opportunities.

LEEP serves as an in-school partner with KentuckianaWorks by promoting the Mayor’s Youth Opportunities Showcase event as well as employment opportunities with area businesses. Contact Chris White, Workforce Development specialist, at (502) 574-4723. For more information, visit