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LEAP’s Capital Campaign receives $5,000 Investment from Waste Industries

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Waste Industries donated $5,000 to support youth and individuals seeking to attain emotional wellness and economic independence as a part of LEAP ORG’s Youth Program.

Thane Harrison, Waste Industries General Manager supports his company’s Full Circle Project, a Clarksville-based charitable effort allowing its customers to enroll in e-billing to choose where the companies charitable giving should be directed.

LEAP ORG was selected because they have served over 1100 youth ages 11 to 24 since 2009.

LEAP's Richard Garrett accepts a $5,000 check from Waste Industries General Manager Thane Harrison.

LEAP’s Richard Garrett accepts a $5,000 check from Waste Industries General Manager Thane Harrison.

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Clarksville’s Dining with the Stars announces Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez as Keynote Speaker

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Judge Alberto Gonzalez, former U.S. Attorney General, will be the keynote speaker at the 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Riverview Inn.

Presently Judge Gonzales is a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions and he serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Previously he was also an appointee of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments and the Governor’s Management Fellows Executive Committee.

Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez to speak at 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th.

Former U.S. Attorney General, Judge Alberto Gonzalez to speak at 4th annual Dining with the Stars Gala on March 4th.

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LEAP Youth Featured in One-of-a-Kind Mock Interview for Career Success

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Convergys Corporation, a customer care, sales and technical support organization participated in Leap Youth Organizations Career Readiness Mock Interview Night, on Monday, October 24th, as a part of the comprehensive, hands-on group learning experience touted to build youth and young adults’ ability to prepare for work in Clarksville, Montgomery County Convergys representatives, Sharon Kirby, Shanta Curry, and Daniella Stufflebean interviewed eight youth providing accolades for those who were able to make great first impressions.

Speak with confidence and answer specific career questions. She/he proudly states that their company leads the ways in encouraging youth to become prepared to enter the world of work by collaborating with Leap Organization.

Convergys Corporation participates in Leap Youth Organizations Career Readiness Mock Interview Night.

Convergys Corporation participates in Leap Youth Organizations Career Readiness Mock Interview Night.

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LEAP Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Annual 7 Points Scholarship Essay Contest is open to Clarksville Montgomery County School System and Fort Campbell High School seniors. Each year, the theme highlights one of our 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, 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.

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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

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Clarksville’s LEAP Organization recognizes Community Leaders for their Service

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP Organization was pleased to recognize Pastor Steve Estep, Yolanda Stewart, and Angela Hopkins for their distinguished service as board members. They have successfully guided the organization in its mission to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills development in youth during their time of service.

Pastor Steve Estep served as Vice President from 2010 to 2013. One of Pastor Estep’s biggest contributions to LEAP was when he graciously opened the doors of Grace Church of the Nazarene to allow LEAP to operate the youth development programs until LEAP acquired the current facility. His church was very welcoming and supportive of LEAP’S endeavors.

LEAP Organization recognized (L to R) Angela Hopkins, Pastor Steve Estep, and Yolanda Stewart for service as board members.

LEAP Organization recognized (L to R) Angela Hopkins, Pastor Steve Estep, and Yolanda Stewart for service as board members.

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Clarksville’s LEAP Organization’s Website Hacked

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On March 20th, 2015, a hacker defaced the LEAP Organization’s website (www.leaporg.net) resulting in its hosting company deactivating it for up to a week while all malware is removed. This couldn’t come at a worse time for the organization who is currently in a online building fund campaign.

The morning of the cyber attack, LEAP published an update on various social media outlets that Dave Davidson, the owner of the building reduced the sales price and the Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union provided favorable financing terms that reduced the down payment from $633,277 to $360,000. The organization has already raised $38,743 reducing the down payment to $321,257.

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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’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.

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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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