Clarksville, TN – LEAP Organization was pleased to recognize Pastor Steve Estep, Yolanda Stewart, and Angela Hopkins for their distinguished service as board members. They have successfully guided the organization in its mission to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills development in youth during their time of service.
Pastor Steve Estep served as Vice President from 2010 to 2013. One of Pastor Estep’s biggest contributions to LEAP was when he graciously opened the doors of Grace Church of the Nazarene to allow LEAP to operate the youth development programs until LEAP acquired the current facility. His church was very welcoming and supportive of LEAP’S endeavors.
Clarksville, TN – On March 20th, 2015, a hacker defaced the LEAP Organization’s website (www.leaporg.net) resulting in its hosting company deactivating it for up to a week while all malware is removed. This couldn’t come at a worse time for the organization who is currently in a online building fund campaign.
The morning of the cyber attack, LEAP published an update on various social media outlets that Dave Davidson, the owner of the building reduced the sales price and the Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union provided favorable financing terms that reduced the down payment from $633,277 to $360,000. The organization has already raised $38,743 reducing the down payment to $321,257.
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, CSM(R) Sidney Brown was presented a $500.00 check by City Councilman Richard Garrett on behalf of the LEAP Organization to support the APSU CSM(R) Sidney Brown Scholarship Endowment which benefits active duty military, veteran students, their spouses and children, and APSU ROTC cadets.
After receiving the donation, CSM(R) Brown delivered a message to youth enrolled in the LEAP youth development program encouraging them to pursue higher learning opportunities at collegiate institutions to aid them in reaching their goals.
Clarksville, TN – Saturday, January 31st, 2015 marked the 2nd Annual LEAP Gala Celebrating Youth Development at the Emmanuel Family Life Center. Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan issued a proclamation with was delivered by City Councilwoman Wanda Smith designating January 31st Youth Development Day and urging those is the Clarksville community to take time on this day to acknowledge the work of the LEAP Organization in making a positive impact on youth in our community.
The Gala opened with a string musical ensemble by the Brio Strings as guests were greeted, seated, and served by youth and mentors. Other entertainment included performances by West Creek High School Step Team, the Distinguished Steppers Unlimited, Mercedes Johnson singing “Confidence” by Tasha Cobb, and a Youth Fashion Show organized by Sharon Edwards featuring fashions from local designers ELO.
Clarksville, TN – Youth enrolled in the LEAP Leadership and Life Skills Program had an opportunity to participate in a 10 week etiquette course by Lori Austin at the Leap Plaza. Participants learned valuable lessons in professional attitudes, handshakes, posture, hygiene, dressing for success, proper communication, manners, and habits.
Through the interactive lessons that engaged participants, several students reported an increase in self-esteem. “I feel better prepared to speak with adults and confident that I would be able to do well on an interview.” Commented Jalen Jackson
Clarksville, TN – The LEAP Organization is proud to announce its 4th annual 7 Points Quest Scholarship 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 in their quest to pursue higher learning opportunities. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On a crisp October Saturday LEAP organization in collaboration with the Clarksville Housing Authority hosted a Block Party in Lincoln Homes. Laughter could be heard as you approached the block party. It was coming from dozens and dozens of children enjoying free hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream as well as playing games, jumping in the inflatables provided by A Jump’n Good Time, and live music from DJ Greedy.
LEAP Site Lead Dorlisha White spearheaded the event with the help of Martha Witherspoon of the Housing Authority.
Clarksville, TN – Over 400 were in attendance to watch the 5th annual LEAP step and dance competition held at West Creek High School. Comedian Deztin “DJ” Pryor hosted the event and had the crowd on their feet showing off their moves before the competition.
Local recording artist Rebecca Henry opened with the National Anthem and “How Great is Our God.”
Parents, family, friends and community members came out to show their support and watch the teams perform. Teams that competed in step included West Creek High, Northwest High, and Rossview High. Northeast High competed in dance and Kenwood High in drill.
Clarksville, TN – LEAP organization is planning their 5th annual Step and Dance Crew Challenge on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at West Creek High School. The event will take place between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. with admission only five dollars, children under seven are free.
Proceeds will be used to benefit youth performing arts and allow more participants to attend youth enrichment programs.
The event will showcase the talents of many of Clarksville middle and high school students in step and dance routines.
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.
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