Lovettsville-based Leap Street, which connects entrepreneurial students with neighbors looking for help, has announced it will be offering its service statewide.
Leap Street founder Robin Greene said she made the decision after enormous interest at her display at the Lovettsville Oktoberfest.
“We talked to dozens of parents who had already heard about Leap Street and expressed interest in hiring our students,” Greene said. “One parent told us that she had just hired one of our female students the night before for a babysitting job and that the student had done a great job.”
“Getting so much positive feedback at Lovettsville Oktoberfest reaffirmed that we are on the right track,” Greene said. “Parents who have hired our students think they are awesome, which is evidence of the quality of our student database. At the same time, parents who have heard about Leap Street are hungry to hire our students. Meanwhile, teens are jumping at the money-earning opportunity Leap Street provides.”
Leap Street was launched in May 2016. Since then, the company reports 90 students have signed up and are providing services to Loudoun County neighborhoods, while more than 200 neighbors have gone through the background check and are using the site to hire students. Learn more at www.leapstreet.org.