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 email@example.com
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Clarksville, TN – Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. The eight bright young LEAP students can definitely attest to these words as a result of Aviation Career Day.
On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 Clarksville Regional Airport Director, John Patterson and North Central Institute representative, Leo Jordan, shared aviation and career information to Leap Youth as they toured the airport and college.
Clarksville, TN – LEAP Organization is preparing for its 7th Annual Step Show Competition at West Creek High School on October 22nd. 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. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Ministerial Association (CAMA) is sponsoring a prayer walk as an expression of unity among Christians to bless our community on October 1st at 8:00am Pastors from various church denominations will alternate praying and reading scriptures during the walk from Burt Elementary School on APSU Campus to the Montgomery County Courthouse then to Edith Pettus Park.
Following the walk there will be a Praise Fest featuring various groups ministering in song and dance with free food, games, and health/wellness exhibits.
Clarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization invites residents of Clarksville, TN to embark on the 7th Annual Summer Educational Excursion to Chicago from July 5th, 2017 to July 9th, 2017.
There will be an informational meeting Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 1:00pm at the LEAP Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.
The purpose is to provide youth with an educational trip in Chicago to exposes them to a myriad of new and exciting experiences.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
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