LTVEC funds our extended learning programs through a LEAPs Grant managed by the TN Department of Education. Our before and after-school programs offer a plethora of learning and growing opportunities for East TN students. Our programs offer hands-on authentic learning experiences that foster age appropriate development in our students. We currently serve students in  grades 1st- 8th.  We offer hands on learning, community involvment, STEM activities, daily tutoring and physical fitness opportunities. We also offer several clubs including: drama, dance, chess, farm to table, hobby club, STEM, construction, and gardening. Our three main goals are to help studentsimprove school attendance, behavior, and in their academics.

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Jana Hackworth - Director/ LEAPS Grant: LTVEC Extended Learning Program

Anne Talmont -  Site Coordinator Leaps and Bounds LCES

Debbie Faraone - Site Coordinator BLAST SES

Alanna Rosen - Site Coordinator LEAPS and Bounds LCIMS


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