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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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Leap Youth Attend Aviation Career Day and Take Off !

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

Leap Youth visit Clarksville Regional Airport.

Leap Youth visit Clarksville Regional Airport.

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LEAP’s 7th Annual Step Show Competition set for Saturday, October 22nd

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.LEAP's 7th Annual Step Show Competition «Read the rest of this article»

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LEAP Youth to hold Car Wash and Bake Sale Friday, July 29th

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Friday, July 29nd, LEAP Youth held a Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser from from 11:00am until 2:00pm. The event was help behind LEAP Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.

The money raised will be used to take the young adults on a trip to Beech Bend Park.

“We do a lot of outings with the kids to teach them that nothing is free in the world. So we had them put together a couple of fundraisers to help pay for the trips they will be going on throughout the year,” said Malcolm Luster, LEAP Counselor.

LEAP Youth Car Wash and Bake Sale will be held this Friday at behind LEAP Plaza.

LEAP Youth Car Wash and Bake Sale will be held this Friday at behind LEAP Plaza.

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LEAP Youth hold Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Friday, July 22nd, LEAP Youth held a Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser from 11:00am until 2:00pm. The event was held behind LEAP Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville.

A car wash was $5.00 and the bake sale goodies ranged from $0.50 to $2.00.

“We do a lot of outings with the kids to teach them that nothing is free in the world. So we had them put together a couple of fundraisers to help pay for the trips they will be going on throughout the year,” said Malcolm Luster, LEAP Counselor.

LEAP Youth working hard at their Car Wash Friday.

LEAP Youth working hard at their Car Wash Friday.

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LEAP Organization gives Clarksville Youth Learning Experience About Miami & Enjoy The Bahamas

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Miami and the Bahamas were the destination for the LEAP Organization’s 6th Annual Educational Excursion.

Children from Clarksville along with chaperones and community members embarked on a five-day journey to Miami to educate LEAP youth by exposing them to other cities, cultural differences and historical landmarks.

Participants visited the Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum, History of Miami Museum, and the Miccosukee Indian Village where they experienced an airboat ride through the everglades followed by an alligator show.

LEAP Youth visit Miccosukee Indian Village.

LEAP Youth visit Miccosukee Indian Village.

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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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Leap Organization Student Accepts Appointment to West Point Academy

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

Joseph Harding has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Joseph Harding has accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Kohl’s, USO, and LEAP Partner in Operation Go Green Initiative

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

Volunteers build five raised garden beds.

Volunteers build five raised garden beds.

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Share to Care: National Foster Care Awareness Day

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

National Foster Care Awareness event

National Foster Care Awareness event

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