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LEAF Receives a generous gift of $10,000 from St. Cloud Golden Gloves

October 28, 2023
The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces that with a generous gift of $10,000 from the St. Cloud Golden Gloves organization, the fall 2023  Adopt-A-Classroom Project

LEAF board of directors announces “LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Awards”

September 20, 2023
In January of 2023, LEAF made a commitment to recognize outstanding District 742 alumni who have made the St. Cloud area their home and have had a positive impact on the community via the “LEAF 742 Distinguished Alumni Award.” The award criteria are: Must be a graduate of a District 742 High School. Must have stayed in the St. Cloud area throughout…

Apollo Class of 2003 raises $3,635 for Activities Program

September 19, 2023
The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces that the Apollo Class of 2003 raised $3,635 for the Apollo High School Student Activities Program at their recent 20th class reunion. The funds will be kept in the LEAF activities participation fund and used as needed to support Apollo activities by paying for physicals, transportation…

PAKRAT Summertime Roll & Read Program

August 3, 2023
On Wednesday, August 2, the Partners And Kids Reading A-lot Together (PAKRAT) program, funded through the Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF), finished another successful summer of bringing quality literature to the children of District 7 42 and the St. Cloud area! This summer, the PAKRAT bus checked out 5,918 books to 2,081 young learners…
Kids ride to school on Fire Truck

LEAF and a St. Cloud Fire Truck Ride to School!

May 16, 2023
Each year LEAF hosts a live auction at our annual LEAF Learning Renaissance.  One of the fun items on the auction is a “Fire Truck Ride to School” for up to two students living within the St. Cloud city limits.  The auction winner gets to choose which school gets to select the lucky student(s). This year, Mike Podawiltz and Diana Murphy-Podawiltz won the …

LEAF Announces a total of $64,694 in 1st Qtr Grants

May 1, 2023
The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation board of directors announces the awarding of the following grants during just the 1st- quarter (Jan-March) 2023.  LEAF provides grants to support all academic, activities, arts, and athletic programs as well as student support services in District 742. Click here for 2023 1st quarter grant deta…