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 Lauderdale 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.