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News – Archived – 2014


THANK YOU SMECO for your financial support!


THANK YOU PRINCE FREDERICK WALMART for your financial support!


Thank you Best Buy Foundation for the $5000 Community Grant to continue support to our

Technology Opportunities program to enrich and expose students to Science, Technology,

Engineering and Math.   We are honored to partner with Best Buy to provide STEM educational

opportunities for underrepresented students in Calvert County and we look forward to

seeing the positive impact the donation will have on our students as we provide hands-on

activities to increase awareness and understanding of STEM career options.  Best Buy,

which is located in Waldorf, Maryland, contributed the grant to LEAP Forward

through the Best Buy Foundation, which is made possible

through contributions of Best Buy Co., Inc retail store operations and special fundraising. 

The community grant supports programs that give teens access to opportunities through


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Press Release


National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapter – Creative and Striving Hard to Succeed

Attends the Fall Regional Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  Eighteen chapter member

traveled to the conference on November 14th and took part in numerous hands-on activities,

toured the mobile science laboratory, witnessed competitions for Math Count, Tri-Math A Lon,

and NASCAR Ten80, and attended workshops and a career fair; and toured the University

of Pittsburgh School of Engineering!

This experience was funded in part by the Dominion Foundation!

♥Combined Federal Campaign 2014 is here!

♥Designate Launching Educational Assistance Programs Forward #91127

CASH NSBE Jr Chapter attends the Fall Regional Conference in Pittsburgh!

Thank you Dominion Foundation for your Financial Support

19 Students Exposed to and Participated in STEM Activities

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LEAP Forward is Exposing Youth to new opportunities!

STEM Event at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD

College Fair with Congresswoman Donna Edward (center)

Visiting the John Hopkins University Robotics Lab

October 27, 2014

CAASA awards LEAP Forward Above and Beyond Certificate in appreciation for

Anti-Substance Abuse Program conducted during our Tutoring and Mentoring Program

The Calvert Recorder Newspaper – Wednesday, August 20, 2014


National Society of Black Engineers Jr. Chapter – Creative and Striving Hard to Succeed

                                            2014-2015 Schedule

Congratulations LEAP Forward – Recipient of a Community Grant

from the Dominion Foundation – Thank You!

LEAP Forward holds Successful Scholarship Reception on July 13th

Press Release

Program Booklet

Check out www.somdnews.com article


May 14, 2014

LEAP Forward Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

April 2014

Ferrnand Personna Memorial Scholarship

 SUNY Scholarship Recipients 2014

Shanice Brown

Nerissa George Sabrina Fernandez

Bethzaida Rivas

Karina Soler

Taina Wagnac

Comments from Guest Speaker Mr. Norman R. McConney, Jr.

Excellence is about an opportunity to excel.  Given an opportunity to excel; education without “consciousness” is “nothingness”. 

What are you going to do with your excellence?  Are you going to give back? 

Your opportunity is a gift attached to your giving back. 

Make a difference.  Set a trend. Be academic capable and qualified.  Stand for something. 

This movement in this country about not serving people has to be stopped. 

Don’t leave without a message you can carry forward.  Make your mind work for someone besides yourself.

April 2014

Calvert County NSBE Jr. Creative and Striving Hard (CASH) to Succeed congratulates

Chapter President Juwan Hawkins for being honored as the 2014 Young Leader’s Award

by the NSBE Washington DC Professional Chapter!

April 2014

Calvert Bikers United Fund Raiser A Success!

Thank you to all the Bike Clubs and Individuals that Participated

April 2014

LEAP Forward’s Annual Report for 2014!  Check out our 2013 activities!

Thank you Board Member, Maurice Irvine for all your hard work on the newsletter!

April 2014

 Thank you Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse for the mini-grant!

                                              Press Release

What is our National Society of Black Engineers Jr Chapter up to?

  • Fundraiser – www.yankeecandlefundraising.com

Please enter Group Number 990062269

Sale Continues Through July 2014 – Please Order

  • March 2014

We are headed to the National Conference in Nashville, TN

Our high school team will compete in KidWind Challenge 2014!

*NSBE Jr. Spring Meetings to be held on April 27th and May 18th

Don’t forget on April 26th – USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC

*Creative and Striving Hard to Succeed – Calvert County NSBE Jr. Chapter

Here are all our photos. Click this link:
Exploring STEM

Annual Bike Ride Fundraiser – April 13th Registration begins at Noon

Sponsorship Opportunities

LEAP Forward is pleased to announce the Fernande Personna

Memorial Scholarship for 2014!  Recipients will receive financial

support for their educational endeavors at  State University of

New York in Albany!  Contributions for this scholarship may be given

via mail or paypal.  Please note fees associated with paypal credit

or debit card contributions.  Specifically, designate your donations

to “Fernande Personna Memorial Scholarship Fund”.

LEAP Forward is honored to administer this scholarship for

such an extraordinary woman!

Congratulations to Board President Rhonda Thomas!  She was awarded the 2014

Maryland State Education Association Minority Recognition Award

for Community Involvement on January 18, 2014 at Martins Crosswinds,

in Greenbelt Maryland!

2014 LEAP Forward Scholarship Applications Now Available

▲New for 2014! Raymond Harris Memorial Scholarship


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▲Wallace Leeper Memorial Scholarship


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▲Clifton Morsell – Randolph Adams Memorial Scholarship


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▲Rev. Charles Lee Sr. Memorial Scholarship


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▲Violet Parker Memorial Scholarship


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Happy New Year!

Join the Calvert County Jr. Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers in 2014!

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