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LEAF Annual Meeting, Awards Reception and Report to the Community

LEAF 2019 Award Winners

Pictured Left to Right:  Pat Welter, Lucille Guinta-Bates, Randy Warzecha, Kathy Wogen, Pete Mantanich, Jill Lipp, Bruce Watkins and Tammy Wilson

About 80 community members and LEAF Board members gathered at the St. Cloud Country Club on Monday, February 11 to hear about LEAF activities during 2018 and to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the LEAF mission.


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Did you know that in Minnesota 1 in 3 third graders can’t read at grade level? Or that less than 60% of our eighth graders are proficient in math? Together we can do more than change those statistics—we can change the future.

Using the people power of AmeriCorps (sometimes called the “Domestic Peace Corps”) Reading Corps & Math Corps recruit tutors to work with students who need extra help. Tutors are currently needed throughout the state at schools and preschools near you.

A Successful Learning Renaissance for 2018

The 2018 Learning Renaissance was a great success!  Thank you to all who participated and contributed.

The Learning Renaissance is a night of food, wine and good conversation held annually at the Cafe Renaissance in Waite Park.  In addition to providing a truly remarkable community gathering, the evening raised almost $40,000 for academic programs in District 742. If you missed this great event, be sure to join us next year!

Thanks again to all who participated.

STC-B2B meal-packing event

LEAF participated in the October 20th, 2018 MEALS FROM THE HEART meal packing event.

A LEAF team participated in the October 20th, 2018 MEALS FROM THE HEART meal packing event.

The event hosted 14 teams and nearly 150 people who packed just under 30,000 (28, 968 to be exact) meals for food shelves in Minnesota! It’s amazing what a group of committed folks can do in just an hour. Thanks to the LEAF team and all others for stepping up. The LEAF team packed 1,812 meals. Hopefully, this can continue to be a successful annual fall event. Dates for next year are being planned!

2018 Learning Renaissance

The 2018 LEAF Learning Renaissance event will focus on partnering with District 742 to support Academic Programming and English Language Learners in all of schools! Help us provide staff with materials and supplies to improve reading skills and level the “learning playing-field” so all students can excel academically.

The Eighth Annual Learning Renaissance will be held from 5:00 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Cafe Renaissance in Waite Park.  The Learning Renaissance provides financial support for the LEAF Academic Fund.  We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $10,000 match for our Fund-a-Need auction, which will focus on partnering with District 742 to provide needed supplies and materials for the District’s EL Programs.

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