The LEAP Organization was founded on April 29, 2009 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help youth and individuals attain emotional wellness and economic independence by advancing self awareness, educational achievement, and entrepreneurial success.
A society of emotionally healthy and economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.
LEAP, which stands for Leadership, Enlightenment, Achievement, and Perseverance, also teaches its members about Outreach, Responsibility, and Growth.
Our target population is youth ages 11 to 18 in Montgomery, Davidson, and Robertson Counties in addition to Ft Campbell, KY. We provide counseling, career readiness, community service learning opportunities, and other enriching programs.
While approximately 70% of our youth are referred to us from Juvenile Court, the Department of Children’s Services, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and other social service agencies, the other 30% are voluntarily enrolled. 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.
To refer or enroll a child into our program submit this Referral Intake Form to us then either via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 931-274-0929, or mail/deliver it to 1860 Wilma Rudolph Blvd Clarksville, TN 37040
Because of generous friends like you, LEAP has provided youth enrichment programs to over 1,000 students and been successful in testing 532 for controlled substance with 433 (81%) discontinuing use. We have also served 290 students with criminal/delinquent offenses and through intervention programs were able to keep 204 (70%) from committing additional offenses.
I am truly thankful for the Clarksville community rising to the occasion to volunteer as mentors and tutors to enable us to assist over 250 participants to graduate from high school. It is because of caring and compassionate individuals such as yourself that at least 130 of our graduates have enrolled in college with an additional 42 joining the military.
Support from our donors has enabled us to award 21 scholarships to high school seniors totaling over $15,000 so far.
If it wasn’t for community minded businesses committed to our Partners in Employment (PIE) Initiative with assistance in mock interviews, work place tours, internships, guest speaking and financial contributions, our career readiness program may not have been able to assist 82 young people to obtain employment.
To view some of the testimonials from participants we have served CLICK HERE