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Share to Care: National Foster Care Awareness Day

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, 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.

National Foster Care Awareness event
National Foster Care Awareness event

The program, which took place, Saturday, May 14th, 2016, at Leap Organization’s Plaza on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, featured a day packed with foster care success stories, food, games, activities, entertainment, door prizes, educational materials, inflatables, emergency responders and a Clarksville firetruck.

Judge Tim Barnes served as this year’s guest speaker who championed the volunteers, guests, and family who dared to care by recognizing the work of foster families, social workers, and faith-based and community organizations in efforts to serve some 250+ children in need of foster families in the Montgomery County community.

Each year, Clarksville Community Partners participate in a national emphasis on foster care, highlighting and supporting its importance and the need for families to embrace youth in the foster care system, helping them to reunite with their own identity, connect with their families and their culture.

To learn more about foster care see www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/about/history/

For more information about fostering a young person in Montgomery County see www.childwelfare.gov/fostercaremonth/

LEAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth that lead to healthy and successful lives. LEAP also seeks to empower social & business entrepreneurship through business incubation to increase the successful development of new businesses, job creation and employment.

Visit www.leaporg.net/about

To speak to someone about the LEAP Organization, contact Robyn Neverdusky at 931.614.0440 or email robyn@leaporg.net.

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Richard Garrett
Richard Garretthttp://leaporg.net/
City Councilman Richard "Reason" Garrett has gained extensive business knowledge and negotiating skills as the Executive Director of the LEAP Organization.  LEAP Org provides youth development services.  As a licensed realtor for Keller Williams Realty, he is known for his tenacity, perseverance, honesty, and fairness.  A proud APSU alum, Richard graduated with Honors with a Bachelors in Public Management.
Richard is a former active duty Marine, father of 4, and a husband with strong ties to the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and a member of Clarksville Rotary, Clarksville Area Ministerial Association, Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Association of Realtors Public Relations & Charity Relations Committees, and Clarksville Community Partners Group.
For more information on Richard visit www.reason4clarksville.com. He can be contacted directly at 931-378-0500 or via email richard@reason4clarksville.com
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