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NAACP Rallies behind the LEAP Organization

 

L.E.A.P.Clarksville, TN – The Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast was held at the Quality Inn Hotel on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Many elected officials, pastors, and active members of the community were present to show their commitment to unification for the betterment of the Clarksville Tennessee community.

Awards were presented to former City Council Woman Barbara Johnson and several others to recognize their achievement in addition to elected officials addressing those in attendance.

LEAP Founder/Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett (left) and NAACP President Jimmie Garland (right) spoke at the Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast.

LEAP Founder/Executive Director Richard “Reason” Garrett (left) and NAACP President Jimmie Garland (right) spoke at the Annual Barbara Johnson Unity Day Breakfast.

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Kleeman Community Center Christmas Outreach Program

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Tuesday, December 13th, the Kleeman Community Center was filled with hopeful children awaiting Santa Claus to grace them with an early appearance.

The program was organized by Kleeman Community Center Director Tonya Wacker, who had this to say, “It’s unfortunate for some members of our community that this will be the only taste of Christmas they will be able to experience. My desire is to spread hope and holiday cheer to uplift their spirits.”

Children listen to a reading of the "Polar Express" at the Kleeman Community Center Tuesday.

Children listen to a reading of the "Polar Express" at the Kleeman Community Center Tuesday.

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LEAP Gathers Supplies for U.S. Troop Care Packages

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Amidst the Riverfest sights and sounds, LEAP mentors and youth volunteered during the Serve to Remember Days of Service in remembrance of 9/11. The project was apart of a collaborative effort spearheaded by Rita Arancibia of Hands On Clarksville.

LEAP’s role in the community service initiative was to collect care package items for a 9/11 Campaign: Red, White, Blue and True, American Troops during Riverfest on September 9th and 10th. «Read the rest of this article»

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9/11 Campaign: Red, White, Blue and True, American Troops

 

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Clarksville, TN – In collaboration with Hands On Clarksville, the LEAP Organization is utilizing its youth and mentors to help meet the goal of 600 volunteers during the Serve to Remember Days of Service in remembrance of 9/11.

LEAP Volunteers will help collect care package items for a 9/11 Campaign: Red, White, Blue and True, American Troops during Riverfest on September 9th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and 10th from 10:00am to 9:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Pinnacle Bowling brings organization closer

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – On August 20th, The LEAP Board of Directors, mentors, and mentees partook in a fun outing at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley to foster teamwork and build relationships among the growing organization.

“Some organizations grow so large that the staff don’t know who the board of directors are. I feel privileged to be apart of an organization where regardless of title, I can fellowship with everyone involved.” said LEAP Board Vice President Eric Purvis.

LEAP Board of Directors, mentors, and mentees having fun at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley.

LEAP Board of Directors, mentors, and mentees having fun at the Pinnacle Bowling Alley.

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Back to School Basketball Bash and Family Fun Day

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – As a follow up to the excellent article written by the Leaf Chronicle journalist Robert Smith highlighting several events at the Back to School Basketball Bash, LEAP would like to take a moment to recognize the CARE Program for its diligent efforts in orchestrating the Family Fun Day portion.

“We are very appreciative of the CARE program and Emmanuel Family Life Center for partnering with us on the event.” said Tamira Cole, LEAP Board President.

LEAP Back to School Basketball Bash

LEAP Back to School Basketball Bash

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2 Students get to Skate to DC

 

Clarksville, TN – On Tuesday, May 17th the LEAP Organization along with the Convenient Shopper Magazine hosted a Skate Night at Magic Wheels. While the tournament was not great, the hearts of those who came out were. The community donations, two LEAP Interns were able to have their $300.00 registration fee sponsored so that they could participate in the trip to Washington DC. «Read the rest of this article»

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LEAP 2nd Annual Stomp & Sound Off Crew Challenge

 

Clarksville, TN – On March 12th, 2011, The LEAP Organization hosted its 2nd Annual Step/Dance Show Competition at Kenwood High School. Prior to the event Daymar Institute facilitated a youth workshop in the theater. Guest Speakers shared inspirational messages and practical advice to students to help them be successful whether pursuing a college degree after school or entering the workforce immediately. Following the workshop students were advised to write an essay for an opportunity to receive a  $500.00 H.O.P.E. Scholarship. Congratulations to Precious Miller from West Creek High School who was awarded the scholarship during the Step/Dance Show. «Read the rest of this article»

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