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Homeless Student Fund

June 26, 2024
On June 24th, 2024, we celebrated the retirement of Bruce Hentges, LEAF’s long-time Executive Director and his wonderful wife, Colleen, who gave so much to our organization as well.   We were glad to be able to celebrate with so many people who have played key roles in the growth of LEAF over the past 30 years from an “activities only” organization with …
2022 Earth Day Marathon-LEAF Volunteers
April 19, 2022
At the Annual Earth Day Half Marathon on Saturday, April 16, members of the LEAF board of directors as well as community members organized through the District 742 Transitional Services Team. Rebecca Groenewold and Jen Loch spent the morning assisting runners by offering water and gatorade at selected stops along the Half Marathon route. Approximately $2,…
April 8, 2022
Homework is Hard; Imagine How Hard it is Without a Home.  Help us lessen the negative impact of homelessness in District 742! April is “Homelessness Student Awareness” month.  Every day, students experiencing homelessness face the daunting task of focusing on a quality education while worrying about he basic needs of reliable food, clothing and shelter.
June 4, 2021
Thank you, Bruce. Our 2020-2021 School year use of LEAF Homeless Student Services Funds looked something like this:
April 27, 2020
LEAF Receives $10,000 to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness. The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF) announced that it has received two $5,000 grants in support of District 742 homeless youth and their families. The grants have been made through the support of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation COVID-19 Respons…
April 17, 2020
LEAF SUPPORTS HOMELESS STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES Every day, homeless students face the daunting task of trying to focus on a quality education while worrying about the basic needs like reliable source of food, clothing and shelter. Since 2014, LEAF has been supporting District 742 students facing homelessness through our Homeless Student Services Fund…