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About: Richard Garrett


    Richard GarrettRichard Garrett also known as Reason is Founder & Executive Director of the LEAP Organization which provides Youth Development services. He is also a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Realty.

    His hobbies consist of playing basketball in addition to building websites, writing, and publishing other authors book under his company Liberated Publishing Inc.

    He graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelors in Public Management.

    For more information on LEAP visit www.leaporg.net. To contact Reason directly email reason@leaporg.net or call 931-378-0500

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



Richard Garrett's Articles:

    Political Transparency

     

    Election 2014Clarksville, TN – As it is with most political elections, sooner or later a candidate tries to defeat an opponent by using the opponent’s past to tarnish his/her credibility. Because I believe in putting all cards on the table and because I want the community to know who I am as a person, I would like to share with you how I became the person I am today.

    Like most of us, I had to go through tough times, challenges, and deal with the consequences of poor decisions I made in the past. But I believe that God allowed these things to happen to help me become a better person and be able to help others that would cross my path in the future. So, having said that, here is my story:

    Richard Garrett running for Ward 1 Clarksville City Council.

    Richard Garrett running for Ward 1 Clarksville City Council.

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    Youth DreamChaser’s Olympics

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – May 31st, 2014 marked the conclusion of the 2013 – 2014 DreamChasers Program with a Youth Olympics competition between the 4 mentoring sites. This after school program is in its 2nd year and is a partnership between Clarksville Parks and Recreation and the LEAP Organization.

    The purpose of this event was to unite youth enrolled in DreamChasers at the LEAP Plaza, Burt Cobb, Kleeman, and Crow Community Centers to participate in a competition that fostered team work and health/wellness while developing pride in their community. The games that the youth competed in were the Water Balloon Relay, Fitness Challenge, Basketball Shoot Out, Scooter Relay, and Rock Wall Climb Relay with the Crow Community Center under the leadership of Site Lead Jacqueline Irons winning 3 of the events to take home 1st Place.

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    Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

     

    Foster Care Awareness Family DayClarksville, TN – May 17th marked the 5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration. Over 450 members of the Clarksville Community gathered together to learn about becoming a foster parent at the LEAP Plaza.

    Of those that attended there were a total of 9 that signed up to become foster parents.

    5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

    5th Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day Celebration

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    Nashville Predators Foundation awards funding to LEAP

     

    LEAP OrganizationNashville, TN – On May 7th, 2014 the LEAP Organization was selected to receive a grant award from the Nashville Predators Foundation. This year marked the Predators biggest grant program in franchise history with over $410,000 in grants were awarded to Middle Tennessee non profit organizations at Bridgestone Arena.

    “We are very appreciative of the Predators Foundation selecting us for funding to enhance our youth development program” commented board member Larson Gafney.

    LEAP organization receives grant award from Nashville Predators Foundation.

    LEAP organization receives grant award from Nashville Predators Foundation.

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    LEAP Participant, Danielle Dillard Chosen as Recipient of Three Prestigious Honors

     

    Clarksville, TN - Danielle Dillard is a bright, active sophomore at Westcreek High School. Along with maintaining academic excellence, Dillard is a member of JROTC and participates in drill competition, marching band, and has participated in the LEAP program for three years.

    Dillard has been recognized for her academic excellence, leadership, and community commitment and was inducted into the National Honor Society, selected to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program at Austin Peay State University, and chosen for an internship at the Kennedy Law Firm.

    Danielle Dillard

    Danielle Dillard

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    Keller Williams Realty set to lend a hand for the Sixth Annual “RED Day” in Clarksville, TN

     

    Keller Williams Realty part of community service initiative across the globe

    PhotoGrid_1400096869804Clarksville, TN – Keller Williams associates may be taking the day off on Thursday, May 8th, 2014, but it will hardly be a day of rest. Associates with Keller Williams Realty have chosen to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, the company’s annual day of service, dedicated to renewing, energizing, and donating to their local communities..

    As part of the RED Day effort, Keller Williams Realty has chosen to spend the day with the L.E.A.P Foundation at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd and Clarksville Christian School at 505 Highway 76.  The L.E.A.P Organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides mentoring, tutoring, case management, counseling, career development, and community service learning opportunities for youth. L.E.A.P, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth. «Read the rest of this article»

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    L.E.A.P. adds Larson Dean Gafney and Lois Jones to Board of Directors

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP ORG has welcomed two new members to their Board of Directors. Larson Gafney, Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, and Lois Jones, Associate Director of Career Services at Miller-Motte Technical College.

    Gafney joins the L.E.A.P. board as Marketing Director. She brings her knowledge of marketing and social media to the leadership of the LEAP organization. Gafney utilizes her skills in marketing her real estate business via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

    Larson Dean Gafney and Lois Jones

    Larson Dean Gafney and Lois Jones

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    West Creek High School hosts Basketball Tournament to Support Youth Development

     

    LEAP OrganizationWest Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – March 15th marked the March Madness Charity 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at West Creek High School hosted by the LEAP Organization and West Creek High School (WCHS) Lady Coyotes.

    The full day of exciting hardwood action was both recreational and competitive as the team’s battled on the court for trophies, prizes, and bragging rights.

    Charity Basketball Tournament hosted at West Creek High School.

    Charity Basketball Tournament hosted at West Creek High School.

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    Charity Basketball Tournament to Support Clarksville’s LEAP Organization

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization and West Creek High School Lady Coyotes invite the community to attend this Charity 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Saturday, March 15th at 10:00am.

    This full day of exciting hardwood action is both recreational and competitive as team’s battle on the court for trophies, prizes, and bragging rights. LEAP will also be awarding ten $500.00 scholarships to the high school seniors that won the LEAP 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest at this event.

    2014 LEAP Charity Basketball Tournament

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    LEAP Informational Meeting for Youth Summer Trip to New Orleans Rescheduled

     

    L.E.A.P. OrganizationClarksville, TN – Last week due to the inclement weather, the Leap Organization postponed it’s informational meeting for the Youth Educational Excursion to New Orleans.

    The next meeting will be help this Wednesday, March 12th at 5:00pm at the Leap Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

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