Topic: Richard Garrett
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Ministerial Association (CAMA) is sponsoring a prayer walk as an expression of unity among Christians to bless our community on October 1st at 8:00am Pastors from various church denominations will alternate praying and reading scriptures during the walk from Burt Elementary School on APSU Campus to the Montgomery County Courthouse then to Edith Pettus Park.
Following the walk there will be a Praise Fest featuring various groups ministering in song and dance with free food, games, and health/wellness exhibits.
Clarksville, TN – Miami and the Bahamas were the destination for the LEAP Organization’s 6th Annual Educational Excursion.
Children from Clarksville along with chaperones and community members embarked on a five-day journey to Miami to educate LEAP youth by exposing them to other cities, cultural differences and historical landmarks.
Participants visited the Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum, History of Miami Museum, and the Miccosukee Indian Village where they experienced an airboat ride through the everglades followed by an alligator show.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
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