Welcome to Project L.E.A.D.
Since 2002, when the Lauderdale County School System received its first 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, the realization of a formal early morning and after-school program that truly enhanced the school day became a reality for the two school sites of Halls Junior High and Ripley Elementary School. From that point, we were successful in adding a second 21st CCLC grant for the development of a like After-School program at Ripley Middle School, followed by the procurement of a 3rd grant funded by the Tennessee State Legislature. This additional state funded grant, LEAPs (Lottery for Education: After-school Programs), funded both early morning and after-school programs at Ripley Primary School and Halls Elementary School from the unclaimed state lottery prize funds. Collectively, we refer to these early morning and after-school programs as Project L.E.A.D. (Let Each Achieve Daily); being not just an "extension" of the school day, but rather an "enhancement" of the day.