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Jazz on the Lawn hosts Toast to Youth Development benefit for LEAP

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Sunday, August 16th Beachaven Winery concert series ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ will feature music by the Back Road Brigade sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM. The music starts at 1:00pm and goes until 4:00pm.

The theme for this event is Toasting to Youth Development with 10% of proceeds from wine sells being donated to the LEAP Organization.

LEAP is a 501c3 nonprofit youth development organization that instills positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

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LEAP Organization Takes Group to New York for 5th Annual Education Excursion

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – New York City was the destination for the LEAP Organization’s 5th Annual Education Excursion. Youth from Clarksville along with chaperones and community members embarked on a four day journey to New York to educate LEAP youth by exposing them to other cities, their cultural differences and historical landmarks.

Places that were visited included the 911 Tribute Center and Memorial Center, Rockefeller Center/Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Luna Park Coney Island, Madison Square Garden, and Madame Tussauds Celebrity Wax Museum in addition to several museums and sight-seeing cruises.

Youth at Madison Square Garden during LEAP Organization’s 5th Annual Education Excursion.

Youth at Madison Square Garden during LEAP Organization’s 5th Annual Education Excursion.

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Community Rallies Together to Bring Awareness to Foster Care at Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

 

Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family DayClarksville, TN – The sixth annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day celebration was recently held at the LEAP plaza. Despite inclement weather about 450 members of the Clarksville Community gathered together to learn about foster care and learning what it takes to become a foster parent.

Hosted by the Department of Children Services, Centerstone, Health Connect, Clarksville Family Therapy, OmiVisions, Youth Villages, Mental Health Cooperative, and the LEAP Organization, the goal of this event was to create greater awareness of children in need who remain in state custody and want to become members of foster families.

Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

Sixth Annual Foster Care Awareness Family Day

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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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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’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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LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority Host Block Party in Lincoln Homes

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On a crisp October Saturday LEAP organization in collaboration with the Clarksville Housing Authority hosted a Block Party in Lincoln Homes. Laughter could be heard as you approached the block party. It was coming from dozens and dozens of children enjoying free hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream as well as playing games, jumping in the inflatables provided by A Jump’n Good Time, and live music from DJ Greedy.

LEAP Site Lead Dorlisha White spearheaded the event with the help of Martha Witherspoon of the Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

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LEAP to hold 5th Annual Dance Competition October 25th

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP organization is planning their 5th annual Step and Dance Crew Challenge on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at West Creek High School. The event will take place between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. with admission only five dollars, children under seven are free.

Proceeds will be used to benefit youth performing arts and allow more participants to attend youth enrichment programs.

The event will showcase the talents of many of Clarksville middle and high school students in step and dance routines.

5th Annual Dance Competition to be held October 25th

5th Annual Dance Competition to be held October 25th

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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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