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LEAF Announces Spring 2019 Grants

LEAF grants climb to $165,494 for the 2018-19 School Year.

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announced the awarding of $49,333 during its spring Academic and Activities Funds granting cycle.  Each year, LEAF awards supplemental funding to academic, activities, arts and athletic programming in District 742 public schools.  Teachers, coaches and advisers submit grant applications for special projects twice during the academic year.  In addition, LEAF makes ticket sales grants to programs from the Night of the Stars Variety Show each spring (view a complete grant history here). Grants awarded this spring included funds for diverse projects including:

Another Great Year for Night of the Stars

The 2019 LEAF Night of the Stars performances included group, duo and individual performances.  This year’s show was excellent and well received by audiences on both Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23. 

Thank you to the performers and all who attended!

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.


Apply by December 10 to begin January 7, 2019

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.

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