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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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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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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 visit Convergys.

LEAP Career Readiness Program participants visit Convergys.

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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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LEAP’s 6th Annual Step Show Competition to be Held 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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Convergys LEAPs in to Support Youth Development

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On September 3rd, Convergys presented LEAP with a $1,000 check with $500.00 of it earmarked for scholarships.

In addition to the financial contribution, the company also made a commitment to support the LEAP career readiness program through mock interviews, workplace tours, and administration/feedback on career assessment.

The company is also encouraging employees to get involved outside of work through personal and group mentoring opportunities.

Convergys presents LEAP with a $1,000 check.

Convergys presents LEAP with a $1,000 check.

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Beachaven Winery hosts Jazz on the Lawn Benefit for LEAP

 

LEAP OrganizationThe Joe Padula Show on 1400am WJZMClarksville, TN – On Sunday, August 16th Beachaven Winery concert series ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ featured music by the Back Road Brigade sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM to benefit the LEAP Organization.

​”I was impressed with the attendance for our first event of this magnitude. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and it provided an opportunity for board members to interact with staff and volunteers” commented County Commissioner Jason Hodges who serves on the LEAP Board and spearheaded the event. ​

Beachaven Winery Benefit for LEAP Organization sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM.

Beachaven Winery Benefit for LEAP Organization sponsored by the Joe Padula Show on 1400 WJZM.

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LEAP Announces 5K Run/Walk for Wellness and Scholarships

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization will be conducting its 5K Run/Walk for Wellness and Scholarship fundraiser on Saturday, September 19th, 2015. This event will raise money for the 6th Annual 7 Points Scholarship Essay contest that is available to high school seniors enrolled in the Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) or Fort Campbell High Schools.

The race will start and finish near the Beachaven Winery located at 1100 Dunlap Lane. Registration starts at 8:30am and the race to begin at 9:30am rain or shine. The tax-deductive registration fee is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for teens, and $5.00 for the kids 1 mile inflatable run.

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