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LEAP’s Capital Campaign receives $5,000 Investment from Waste Industries

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Waste Industries donated $5,000 to support youth and individuals seeking to attain emotional wellness and economic independence as a part of LEAP ORG’s Youth Program.

Thane Harrison, Waste Industries General Manager supports his company’s Full Circle Project, a Clarksville-based charitable effort allowing its customers to enroll in e-billing to choose where the companies charitable giving should be directed.

LEAP ORG was selected because they have served over 1100 youth ages 11 to 24 since 2009.

LEAP's Richard Garrett accepts a $5,000 check from Waste Industries General Manager Thane Harrison.

LEAP’s Richard Garrett accepts a $5,000 check from Waste Industries General Manager Thane Harrison.

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Bunker Labs Presents Free Entrepreneur Workshop

 

Clarksville Entrepreneur CenterClarksville, TN – Bunker Labs Tennessee Entrepreneur Workshop tour is scheduled for the Clarksville Entrepreneur Center on February 25th, 2017 from 8:00am to 6:00pm. This is an action-driven, collaborative workshop with a small and supportive group of like-minded entrepreneurs, led by an experienced entrepreneur who will introduce concepts and help you put them to work immediately through hands-on activities and exercises.

“This one day workshop is designed to expose entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of starting and running a business” commented Bunker Labs CEO Blake Hogan “We’ve built a day of education and community designed with entrepreneurs in mind.”

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US Bank Donates $3,000 to Support LEAP’s Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The U.S. Bank Foundation, has awarded a $3,000 grant to LEAP’s Youth Career Readiness Program as a Partner In Employment. The grant is a part of U.S. Banks’s Community Possible Program, which supports organizations and programs that advance the funding priorities in areas where designated U.S. Bank communities are served.

Decisions are based on organizations financial stability, leadership, impact measurement, and collaboration with key community stakeholders in the community. LEAP Organization fits the bill! Damon Jennings, LEAP ORG Board member, describes U.S. Bank’s support as simply tremendous to help youth enhance their employability skills.

LEAP's Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative

LEAP’s Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative

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Double Bogey Charitable Golf Club Makes Generous Donation to LEAP Organization

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On Friday, December 16th, 2016, Double Bogey Charitable Golf Club’s President Henry Parham presented Executive Director, Richard “Reason” Garrett with a donation check of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

The generous contribution was a result of the Double Bogey Charitable Golf Club’s using their mistakes to benefit others.

“For each double bogey a member gets they have to pay twenty-five cents for any score that is over fifty cents. The community has greatly benefited from our fun-filled golf sessions,” says Parham.

Richard Garrett receiving a check for $1000 from Double Bogey Charitable Golf Club’s President Henry Parham

Richard Garrett receiving a check for $1000 from Double Bogey Charitable Golf Club’s President Henry Parham

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LEAP Youth Featured in One-of-a-Kind Mock Interview for Career Success

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Convergys Corporation, a customer care, sales and technical support organization participated in Leap Youth Organizations Career Readiness Mock Interview Night, on Monday, October 24th, as a part of the comprehensive, hands-on group learning experience touted to build youth and young adults’ ability to prepare for work in Clarksville, Montgomery County Convergys representatives, Sharon Kirby, Shanta Curry, and Daniella Stufflebean interviewed eight youth providing accolades for those who were able to make great first impressions.

Speak with confidence and answer specific career questions. She/he proudly states that their company leads the ways in encouraging youth to become prepared to enter the world of work by collaborating with Leap Organization.

Convergys Corporation participates in Leap Youth Organizations Career Readiness Mock Interview Night.

Convergys Corporation participates in Leap Youth Organizations Career Readiness Mock Interview Night.

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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 to embark on Summer Educational Excursion to Chicago

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization invites residents of Clarksville, TN to embark on the 7th Annual Summer Educational Excursion to Chicago from July 5th, 2017 to July 9th, 2017.

There will be an informational meeting Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 1:00pm at the LEAP Plaza located at 1860 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

The purpose is to provide youth with an educational trip in Chicago to exposes them to a myriad of new and exciting experiences.

Chicago Architecture

Chicago Architecture

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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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