Activities Participation Fund

LEAF Establishes Activities Participation Fund

LEAF has established a new Activities Participation Fund.   The purpose of the Fund is to "Provide assistance to individual students who would otherwise be unable (or would face significant hardship) to participate in the student activities program due to their economic circumstances".  LEAF recognizes the inherent value of participation in the organized student activities programs and seeks to support low-income students who want to participate.

The fund seeks to help disadvantaged youth participate in the student activities programs in District 742 by covering some of the costs for physicals, essential equipment for participation, transportation and other costs directly related to individual student participation.  With the help of a $5,000 gift from Liberty Bank and two recurring donors, the fund is already helping students who want to participate this fall at Apollo High School, Tech High School, Kennedy Community School, North Middle School and South Middle School. 

If you’d like to help disadvantaged youth participate in school-based student activities by making a contribution to the LEAF Activities Participation Fund just click on one of the buttons below.  Thanks!


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Official kickoff of the Adopt AClassroom Project

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces the official kickoff of the Adopt a Classroom Project  for the fall of 2017.  LEAF’s goal is to connect businesses, individuals and groups to specific classrooms to help provide needed supplies that the District is unable to fund.  Supporters can “adopt” a classroom (Early Education, Elementary, Junior High or Senior High) by making a tax-deductable $250 contribution for the needed classroom supplies.

Currently, teachers often spend hundreds of dollars to provide basic supplies for classroom use.  From basics such as permanent markers, pencils, notebooks and clean clothes for elementary children, to the more specialized items like sheet music, science kits, dry ice and mice for snake food; our teachers spend their own money to help insure a quality educational experience. 

Businesses, individuals, grand-parents or groups can choose to adopt a specific classroom at a specific school, or make a $250 donation to LEAF and allow LEAF to choose a classroom randomly from those classrooms that apply for help.  LEAF will then inform the donor of the classroom they have adopted.  The business or individual donor will receive a Certificate of Adoption that identifies the classroom they have adopted.  100% of all proceeds will go directly to the participating classrooms!  In 2016 the St. Cloud Community adopted 78 classrooms with contributions totally $19,500. 

This is LEAF’s seventh year of the Adopt a Classroom project, which has dispersed $101,500 to 406 classrooms in the previous six years.  

Click here to make a contribution by downloading the Adopt a Classroom form or by using the online form.


LEAF awarded $15,000

President Mark Bragelman, Senior Vice President Robin Gohman and Senior Vice President Brad Becker have awarded $15,000 to LEAF for their partnership in the 2017 Liberty Bank Block Party.

 The 29th Annual Liberty Bank Block Party, featuring Tommy James & the Shondells, was held as part of St. Cloud Granite City Days on Friday, June 23, 2017. LEAF partnered with Liberty Bank for this event providing staff for selling event T-shirts and participating in a food booth.

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