Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


About: Richard Garrett


    Richard Garrett

    City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.


    Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.

    For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email richard@reason4clarksville.com

    Web Site: http://leaporg.net/
    Email: reason@leaporg.net



Richard Garrett's Articles:

    From Shy to Sensational, LEAP Honors High School Graduate, Danielle Dillard

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Thanks to Ms. Regina Dillard, a single mom learned about the great services that the LEAP Organization offered to youth while working at the Department of Children’s Services for referring her daughter Danielle to the program.

    Danielle, while not an at-risk youth, was eager to participate. She learned about the goals of LEAP’s youth enrichment programs. Danielle proudly mentions that LEAP changed her life in many different ways and helped her to develop the self-confidence that she needed to be successful.

    Danielle Dillard and her mom with Scholarship check

    Danielle Dillard and her mom with Scholarship check

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Education | 7 Comments
     

    Leap Organization Student Accepts Appointment to West Point Academy

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Clarksville resident, Joseph Harding, has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point after his May 28th graduation. Harding, 19, son of Damien and Ursula. Harding, was nominated for the appointment by Lieutenant Colonel Chandler.

    “My first impression of Joseph was that he was very quiet and mannerable, but lacked confidence and direction. As he began to develop a sense of purpose, he emerged as a well-rounded respected leader amongst his peers. I am extremely proud of Joseph for not only daring to aspire to become President someday, but for developing a realistic plan to achieve that goal. His acceptance into West Point speaks volumes about the potential that I have witnessed firsthand,” expressed LEAP Executive Director, Richard Reason Garrett.

    Joseph Harding has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

    Joseph Harding has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Education | No Comments
     

    Kohl’s, USO, and LEAP Partner in Operation Go Green Initiative

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Leap Organization, a leader in providing youth development programs, partnered with Kohl’s Department Store and USO Fort Campbell RP6 to build a community garden as a part of Kohl’s Operation Go Green Program (http://bit.ly/1XyVoiJ).

    More than 25 Veterans worked alongside volunteers from Kohl’s and Leap Organization supporters to build five raised beds gardens sized 8 x 4 x 20 to help young adults learn how to grow food year around on Saturday, May 14th, 2016.

    Volunteers build five raised garden beds.

    Volunteers build five raised garden beds.

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: News | No Comments
     


    Share to Care: National Foster Care Awareness Day

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Sometimes, it’s not that you don’t care, but you are not sure how to use your concern to help.

    And with Clarksville Community Partners, comprised of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Omni Vision, Leap Organization, Youth Villages, Health Connect America, Oak Plains, Foster Care Association, Regional Intervention Program, Camelot, Cumberland Hall, Autism Awareness Association, Mental Health Co-op, and Oak Plains Academy, over 100 concerned citizens came out to the recent National Foster Care Awareness event to learn how to care for Montgomery County’s 250 children in need of foster families.

    National Foster Care Awareness event

    National Foster Care Awareness event

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: News | No Comments
     

    UPS Delivers Workforce Development Programming to LEAP Students

     

    LEAP OrganizationNashville, TN – UPS collaborates with the LEAP Organization to educate students on job seeking strategies, best practices to retain employment and receive promotions, and the benefits associated with employment opportunities with UPS.

    The goal of LEAP’s Career Readiness Program is to provide youth ages 16 to 24 with critical job skills to prepare them for entry into the workforce. Members of UPS Human Resources Department educated the students on the UPS mission and history then guided them on a tour on their warehouse facility to explain the various positions within the company.

    UPS works with LEAP’s Career Readiness Program to help students learn about job opportunities.

    UPS works with LEAP’s Career Readiness Program to help students learn about job opportunities.

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Education | No Comments
     

    Clarksville Rotary Club donates $1000 to LEAP Organization

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Rotary Club donates $1,000 to the LEAP Organization to support their various youth enrichment programs. LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

    What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you’ll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

    Clarksville Rotary President Dan Dickerson presents LEAP Organization with a $1,000 check.

    Clarksville Rotary President Dan Dickerson presents LEAP Organization with a $1,000 check.

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Education | No Comments
     

    Convergys Partners with LEAP to Help Youth Obtain Marketable Job Skills

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Convergys Community Action Network (CAN) volunteers in Clarksville, Tennessee partnered with the LEAP Organization to support their Career Readiness Program.  LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

    The goal of LEAP’s Career Readiness Program is to provide youth ages 16 to 24 with critical job skills to prepare them for entry into the workforce.

    LEAP Career Readiness Program participants visit Convergys.

    LEAP Career Readiness Program participants visit Convergys.

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Business | No Comments
     


    LEAP’s 6th Annual Step Show Competition to be Held October 24th

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP Organization is preparing for its 6th Annual Step Show Competition at West Creek High School on October 24th. This competition is an inspiring, upbeat, and fun dance competition designed to showcase the talented young people we have in the community.

    This event was the brainchild of two sisters, Deanna and Valerie Armstrong, who were among the five initial LEAP participants in 2009. The sisters wanted to offer a quality event where school teams can enter and perform to help the community youth foster a deeper love and commitment to dance.

    6th Annual Step Show Competition «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Events | No Comments
     

    Convergys LEAPs in to Support Youth Development

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On September 3rd, Convergys presented LEAP with a $1,000 check with $500.00 of it earmarked for scholarships.

    In addition to the financial contribution, the company also made a commitment to support the LEAP career readiness program through mock interviews, workplace tours, and administration/feedback on career assessment.

    The company is also encouraging employees to get involved outside of work through personal and group mentoring opportunities.

    Convergys presents LEAP with a $1,000 check.

    Convergys presents LEAP with a $1,000 check.

    «Read the rest of this article»

    Sections: Business | No Comments
     

    Unique Anti-Bullying Tactic

     

    Jesus Sowing SeedClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, during the bus ride home from Barkers Mill Elementary school, an older student decided to bully 3rd grader, Jaylen Garrett by punching him repeatedly in his chest.

    Instead of retaliating or telling the bus driver, Jaylen used it as an opportunity to ask the kid if he knew Jesus. The kid replied that he had heard of Jesus, but didn’t know much about him.

    3rd grader, Jaylen Garrett.

    3rd grader, Jaylen Garrett.

    «Read the rest of this article»

     


    Page 1 of 1612345...»

Personal Controls

Archives