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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…

2021 LEAF Learning Renaissance

September 27, 2021
We had hoped to return in 2021 to an in-person event at Café Renaissance with all of our friends and supporters, but out of an abundance of caution we have decided a virtual event is the best decision for this year. We will therefore celebrate our 11th Annual LEAF Learning Renaissance online much as we did last year. This year’s event will run from Monday…

Kiwanis Club Supports Adopt-A-Classroom and PAKRAT!

August 13, 2021
The Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,500 to LEAF.  The Club donated $500 of their gift to support the PAKRAT summer bus program.  As part of the Kiwanis 100th Anniversary Celebration, $1,000 was donated to the Adopt a Classroom program to be split between four classrooms (100 students). One classroom will be at Lincoln, one at Madison and two at Talahi El…
PAKRAT bus ready to roll

PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus is Rolling!

June 16, 2021
PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus Continues to Roll!! The 2021 PAKRAT/PAKCAT bus schedule begins on June 15th.

LEAF Receives $41,000 Morgan Family Foundation PAKCAT Grant

December 1, 2020
St. Cloud, MN-The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces that it has received a $41,000 grant from the Morgan Family Foundation for the purpose of supporting the District 742 “Partners And Kids Counting A lot Together” (PAKCAT) program.

A Great Day for the PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus

July 20, 2020
Today’s launch of the PAKRAT/PAKCAT summer bus schedule was great success.  Kids and parents line up at Lake George to make there choices.