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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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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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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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Tennessee Gun Country’s Shoot for a Cause Benefits LEAP Youth

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Gun Country hosted Shoot for a Cause, a charity event for gun owners, and non-owners alike, to learn about firearms and practice on the range. The event was open to the community and held on the gun range with July 25th designated for 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the LEAP Organization.

The donation will enable LEAP to educate their youth participants in gun safety and violence prevention.

Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett had concerns regarding the community support for this type of event. “Initially I was concerned about how the community would respond to this kind of event given the recent unfortunate gun related tragedies.

Tennessee Gun Country hosted "Shoot for a Cause" to raise money for the LEAP Organization.

Tennessee Gun Country hosted “Shoot for a Cause” to raise money for the LEAP Organization.

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Sidney Brown motivates youth and receives contribution for scholarship endowment from LEAP

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

City Councilman Richard Garrett presents Sidney Brown with a check for $500.00.

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LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority Host Block Party in Lincoln Homes

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

Block Party held in Lincoln Homes by LEAP and Clarksville Housing Authority.

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Northeast, West Creek High Schools come in First at the 5th Annual Step and Dance Competition

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

Northeast High School 1st place dance. (Lois Jones​)

Northeast High School 1st place dance. (Lois Jones​)

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Clarksville’s Mayor Kim McMillan Re-elected; November 4th Election Results

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Across Tennessee yesterday, the voters went to the polls to select their representatives for a variety of Federal, State, and Local offices. In Montgomery County voters cast ballots for the Tennessee Governor, U.S. Senator, a Congressman , three Tennessee House seats, the Clarksville City Mayor, and half of the city council seats. Voters also cast ballots on 4 seperate Amendments to the Tennessee Constitution, and a local referendum on allowing retail food stores to offer sell wine in Clarksville; all were approved. Voter turnout was exceptionally low with just 8.09% of the voters choosing to cast ballots in Montgomery county.

In a hard-fought race to become the next Mayor of the city of Clarksville, current Mayor Kim McMillan was reelected with 46.47% of the vote. Challengers Bill Summers and Jeff Burkart split 53.45% of the vote.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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LEAP to hold 5th Annual Dance Competition October 25th

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

5th Annual Dance Competition to be held October 25th

5th Annual Dance Competition to be held October 25th

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