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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.

Also in attendance were Keith Lampkin and Martias Kendrick with Clarksville Housing and Community Development, Pastor Timothy Grant from Deliverance Outreach Temple, Tyrone Robinson of Delta Psi Chi Fraternity Inc., Richard Garrett from LEAP organization, Martin DeKorte, DJ Gary Thompson, State Representative Joe Pitts, Dustin Clark from Clarksville Housing Authority, and John Johnson the director of E.O.C Austin Peay State University.

“I was amazed at the turn out and the excitement of the children, but most importantly the parents who were out there and thanked me for even bringing such an event to their area no one has taken the time to do such a thing and that meant a lot,” said Dorlisha White, LEAP mentor.

Approximately 150 of the areas youth turned out for the event whose purpose was to inform the community at Lincoln Homes of the resources available to them and to provide a positive and fun event for the children and parents and bringing unity to the community.

The event further explained LEAPs mentoring program stressing that the younger LEAP can start mentoring the youth the easier it is to shape a successful and educated child.

LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Academic Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth. LEAP provides mentoring, counseling, career development, educational field trips, and community service learning opportunities to student’s ages 11 to 18 free of charge.

LEAP receives referrals from the Juvenile Court, DCS, and the Clarksville Montgomery County School System and offers open enrollment for interested youth with parental consent.

For more information about L.E.A.P. ORG. visit www.leaporg.net or call 931.378.0500.


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