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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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Clarksville’s LEAP to hold 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest for 2016

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Annual 7 Points Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors. Each year, the theme highlights one of our 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

In your own words define outreach in the context of helping others then choose a person or persons you admire for their outreach and explain why. Pick an experience from your own life where you benefited from outreach and explain how it has influenced the way you see the world.

Describe your goals and aspirations then explain how once they are reached you will be able to give back and help others.
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UPS Delivers Workforce Development Programming to LEAP Students

 

LEAP OrganizationNashville, TN – UPS collaborates with the LEAP Organization to educate students on job seeking strategies, best practices to retain employment and receive promotions, and the benefits associated with employment opportunities with UPS.

The goal of LEAP’s Career Readiness Program is to provide youth ages 16 to 24 with critical job skills to prepare them for entry into the workforce. Members of UPS Human Resources Department educated the students on the UPS mission and history then guided them on a tour on their warehouse facility to explain the various positions within the company.

UPS works with LEAP’s Career Readiness Program to help students learn about job opportunities.

UPS works with LEAP’s Career Readiness Program to help students learn about job opportunities.

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Convergys Partners with LEAP to Help Youth Obtain Marketable Job Skills

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Convergys Community Action Network (CAN) volunteers in Clarksville, Tennessee partnered with the LEAP Organization to support their Career Readiness Program.

LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

The goal of LEAP’s Career Readiness Program is to provide youth ages 16 to 24 with critical job skills to prepare them for entry into the workforce.

LEAP Career Readiness Program participants get a tour of Convergys.

LEAP Career Readiness Program participants get a tour of Convergys.

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Clarksville Rotary Club donates $1000 to LEAP Organization

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Rotary Club donates $1,000 to the LEAP Organization to support their various youth enrichment programs. LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.

What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you’ll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Clarksville Rotary President Dan Dickerson presents LEAP Organization with a $1,000 check.

Clarksville Rotary President Dan Dickerson presents LEAP Organization with a $1,000 check.

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Clarksville’s LEAP Organization to hold 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Annual 7 Points Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors. Each year, the theme highlights one of our 7 principles of Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, Perseverance, Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.

In your own words define outreach in the context of helping others then choose a person or persons you admire for their outreach and explain why. Pick an experience from your own life where you benefited from outreach and explain how it has influenced the way you see the world.

Describe your goals and aspirations then explain how once they are reached you will be able to give back and help others.

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LEAP’s 6th Annual Step Show Competition set for Saturday, October 24th

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – LEAP Organization is preparing for its 6th Annual Step Show Competition at West Creek High School on October 24th. 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.

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