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New 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
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.
Clarksville, 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.
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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – LEAP is preparing for its 4th Annual Youth Summer Trip to New Orleans from July 9th to July 13th, 2014. They would like to extend an invitation to all local youth ages 11 to 18 to participate.
The purpose of this trip is to provide students with with entertaining and educational summer trip in New Orleans that will consist of the following.
Clarksville, TN – The 7 Points Quest is a local 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 their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities. «Read the rest of this article»
Youth Gain Self Esteem Through Fashion Show Gala
Clarksville, TN – Tuesday, January 25th, 2014 marked the 1st Annual LEAP Charity Fashion Show Gala at the Emmanuel Family Life Center.
Youth modeled the fashions of local designers such as ELO, Molerevon, Sacer & Savive, Heaven Sent Bowtique, Filthy Rich Celebrity Jewelry, and E & S Fashions with Gem’s Hair Salon and Eyetunes donating their time to provide participants with hair and makeup makeovers. While some students modeled, other students prepared the food and served guests.
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