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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

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    Email: reason@leaporg.net



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    Sidney Brown motivates youth and receives contribution for scholarship endowment from LEAP

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN - On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, CSM(R) Sidney Brown was presented a $500.00 check by City Councilman Richard Garrett on behalf of the LEAP Organization to support the APSU CSM(R) Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment which benefits active duty military, veteran students, their spouses and children, and APSU ROTC cadets.

    After receiving the donation, CSM(R) Brown delivered a message to youth enrolled in the LEAP youth development program encouraging them to pursue higher learning opportunities at collegiate institutions to aid them in reaching their goals.

    City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

    City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

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    Clarksville’s LEAP Organization Celebrates Youth Development Day

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Saturday, January 31st, 2015 marked the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center. Clarksville  Mayor Kim McMillan issued a proclamation with was delivered by City Councilwoman Wanda Smith designating January 31st Youth Development Day and urging those is the Clarksville community to take time on this day to acknowledge the work of the LEAP Organization in making a positive impact on youth in our community.

    The Gala opened with a string musical ensemble by the Brio Strings as guests were greeted, seated, and served by youth and mentors. Other entertainment included performances by West Creek High School Step Team, the Distinguished Steppers Unlimited, Mercedes Johnson singing “Confidence” by Tasha Cobb, and a Youth Fashion Show organized by Sharon Edwards featuring fashions from local designers ELO.

    Brio Strings Ensemble played at the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

    Brio Strings Ensemble played at the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.

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    Clarksville Youth Graduate from LEAP Etiquette Course

     

    LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Youth enrolled in the LEAP Leadership and Life Skills Program had an opportunity to participate in a 10 week etiquette course by Lori Austin at the Leap Plaza. Participants learned valuable lessons in professional attitudes, handshakes, posture, hygiene, dressing for success, proper communication, manners, and habits.

    Through the interactive lessons that engaged participants, several students reported an increase in self-esteem. “I feel better prepared to speak with adults and confident that I would be able to do well on an interview.” Commented Jalen Jackson

    Youth Graduate from LEAP Etiquette Course

    Youth Graduate from LEAP Etiquette Course

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    Clarksville’s LEAP to hold $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest for Seniors

     

    scholarshipClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is proud to announce its 4th annual  7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay contest for high school seniors designed to encourage and promote the 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

    The LEAP Organization recognizes the importance of encouraging youth to be productive and responsible citizens, and is honored to provide resources to assist youth in their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities. «Read the rest of this article»

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    Advantage Learning Center’s Forensic Academy

     

    Advantage Learning CenterClarksville, TN – This is the time of year that we are all thinking about “Education” and how to make it both beneficial and exciting for our students.  Advantage Learning Center has found the perfect program to combine the curiosity of learning with the excitement of investigation.

    Advantage Learning Center provides a full home school tutorial program for students from K-12. 

    Our program allows students to learn at their own pace using their individual learning style.  Because our mission is student focused, our programs evolve around the needs and interests of our students.

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    LEAP holds Youth Educational Excursion to New Orleans

     

    LEAP OrganizationNew Orleans, LA – Youth from Clarksville, Tennessee embarked on an educational excursion that began with touring Jackson Square and visiting the 1850 House, Cabildo, and Presbytre where they learned about New Orleans rich history and sampled some of its fine cuisine.

    The next day the group visited the Aquarium, and Insectarium where some got to sample gourmet insects before enjoying shops and sights of Magazine St.

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    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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