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

Kids ride to school on Fire TruckEach 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). 

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

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 details.

Announcing “Dancing With Our Stars” Fundraiser for Student Activities Participation

Ayan Omar, Equity Services Director and Jesús Sandoval, Tech Assistant Principal lead the way!

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The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation board of directors announces that two District 742 administrators will be participating in the Central MN Community Foundation Women’s Fund “Dancing With Our Stars Contest” to raise money for the LEAF Student Activities Participation Fund.  This fund provides support for students who would otherwise be unable to participate due to economic challenges.

Report to the Community and Awards Reception

The 2023 Annual Meeting was held at the Country Club on Monday, February, 13.  LEAF welcomed the largest audience ever, reported on happenings during 2022, and presented awards to several individuals, businesses and organizations for their contributions to LEAF and education in District 742.  Following are the 2023 Awardees:

The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) recently recognized and thanked community supporters at the annual LEAF Community Report and Awards Reception via Zoom on Monday, February 28, 2022. Awards were presented for lifetime service, volunteerism, charitable donations, and instructional excellence.

2022 LEAF Award Winners

LEAF Announces Participation in Dancing With Our Stars

Ayan Omar and Jesus Sandoval

LEAF is proud to announce that two District administrators have chosen LEAF as the beneficiary or their efforts as competitors in the CMCF Women’s Fund Annual “Dancing With Our Stars” event to be held on Monday, June 12 at the College of St. Benedict from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Click here to view a preview of their salsa dancing.

Ayan Omar, Director of Equity Services, and Jesús Sandoval, Tech High School Assistant Principal will compete for the dancing title – and donations to the LEAF Activities Participation Fund.  This fund supports students who would otherwise have difficulty in participation in the student activities program by paying for physicals, equipment/clothing needs, or transportation.

Winners of the competition will be determined by scoring of their dance by judges (40%) and total funds raised through donations (60%). The winning couple receives an ADDITIONAL $15,000 in support of their charity – the LEAF Activities Participation Fund!    Let’s help Ayan and Jesús win this competition, while we help support the LEAF participation fund to encourage more girls and disadvantaged students to participate!

Support Ayan and Jesús by clicking here.

Ayan Omar summarizes her reason for taking the challenge to participate in the Dancing With Our Stars competition. “The access to cultural and religious uniform, which is made possible in the collaboration between LEAF in ISD 742 School District, is a reminder of how valuable honoring student identity authentically inspires student engagement. LEAF brings a critical component in the transformation of lives, families, and community. As a young Muslim-American refugee, LEAF offers students who share my narrative with opportunities otherwise inaccessible due to traditions, history, and financial barriers.”

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