The LEAP program is averaging 25-35 students a day and keeps them engaged with nine workshops. Two of the most popular ones include a service learning project at ALASA Farms and the SEW Spectacular workshop where students use recycled materials to create bags and purses. The LEAP weekly newspaper is also well-liked and goes home with the students each week. ALASA Animal Adventures consists of 18 students who go to the farm each Wednesday to work with abused farmed animals. They clean and build stalls, groom and feed horses and other animals, make horse blankets and several other tasks. Students are learning how to properly care for animals, teamwork and the value of volunteerism. Great job Maryanne and students!
LEAP took 28 female students to the “Voices o f Experience 2008” conference at Belhurst castle. The girls listened to a panel of women talk about their experiences, life-changing moments and how determination and perseverance helped them become successful. LEAP had the most students in attendance, and several of the girls won door prizes.
All students went on a field trip to ALASA Farms where they went on a hayride, picked apples and took a farm tour. Upcoming activity includes a Parent/Student activity in November.