LEAP ORG. founded in 2009, is an 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to instill positive moral growth and sustainable life skills in youth.
LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.
Our positive youth development program views young people as “resources” who have much to offer rather than as “problems” that need to be treated or fixed.
Our vision is to implement sustainable programs that equip and empower youth with the knowledge and resources they need to improve their decision making to lead healthy, productive lives.
- Did not offend/re-offend 81%
- Quit Controlled Substance Use 76%
Youth referred from Juvenile Court, DCS, Schools, and/or parents who report issues with tobacco, drugs, or anger management must complete 12 weeks of group counseling.
Youth voluntarily enrolled enjoy innovative and fun workshops where they will both learn and apply essential life skills including leadership, self esteem, etiquette, team building, financial management, etc.
Youth ages 15 to 18 are eligible to be paid to attend our career readiness program and will receive job placement assistance.
Our licensed social workers provide case management, counseling, and resource coordination services to young people.
Through a partnership with the Advantage Learning Center we are able to provide tutoring for all subjects and all ages. The tutoring program is one – on – one and begins with an evaluation.
Each year, we award scholarships to the winners of our LEAP 7 Points Quest Scholarship Essay Contest.
We would like to express our deepest appreciation to the churches, non-profit organizations, and businesses that have helped support LEAP. Thank you for aiding us in making our vision a reality.
We are looking for additional sponsors to advertise on our digital sign that over looks Wilma Rudolph Blvd. With a daily traffic count of 37,000 vehicles, this is a great opportunity to promote your business while supporting a worthy cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we know that the LEAP ORGanization is large and there are several questions that need answering. Please feel free to look over our FAQs to see if you can find your answer. We provided several answers to questions that are asked frequently to us to give people a better insight to what we can offer.
If you do not see your question here, please do not hesitate to contact us. LEAP is here to stay and here to help. Thank you for supporting what we do.
TOGETHER WE CAN ALL ACHIEVE
What kind of youth do you work with?
Any youth ages 11 to 18.
How can I Volunteer?
We are looking for volunteer as personal, group, and career mentors for students. For more information CLICK HERE
What kind of youth are eligible for the Intervention Programs?
This program targets at-risk/troubled youth that are referred from juvenile court, the Department of Children Services, the school system, and concerned parents. We also accept youth that voluntarily enroll in the program that exhibit issues with substance abuse and/or anger management.
LEAP is making a beautiful impact in Tennessee.
Great awesome program!
I was blessed to have my teenage daughter part of this great program. Staff and Counselors are great.
I highly recommend every young lady and young men to check out what LEAP has to offer.
The leap organization helps lots of children with a positive outlookand will make a big difference your child’s life.Fran Boyce