About LEEP

Board Members

Sheri Sander- Silva President
Abby Higginbotham - Past President
Scott Wojcik - Vice President
Sheila Reynolds - Treasurer
Katie Shabrack - Secretary
Mandy Hunecke - Executive Director

Adam Macho
Amanda Ortega
Danielle Backes
Jill Hilgers
Julie Hudrlik
Lori Daley
Randy Knutson

Leisure Education for Exceptional People, Inc. (LEEP) enriches lives through inclusive education, recreation and healthy living opportunities. Our programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Special Event - Whacky Bear 2017

Who participates in LEEP?

LEEP serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the age of eight years, however the agency’s largest population are adults.  Participants may live independently, in a group home, an adult foster care setting, with family members or in a supervised living situation. Approximately 850 people in the greater Mankato area area who participate in LEEP programs throughout the year, many of whom participate on a weekly basis.


LEEP Goals

  1. Offer recreation programs that enhance the quality of life for people with
    disabilities.

  2. Teach lifelong leisure skills.

  3. Assist with inclusion of participants into existing community programs.

  4. Increase community awareness of people of all abilities.