A Day in the Life of a LEAPS Intern” by Jacob Jordan PDF Print E-mail



On Thursday November 19 it was business as usual for L.E.A.P.S.  

On top of collecting equipment donations, soliciting funding for its programs, and drafting grant applications, a school visit was scheduled in the morning with a Recreation Center clinic slated for later that day.  This Thursday wound up being different from most as John, Eric, and Billy had an extra set of hands around the office for the day.  Germantown Academy 8th grader Jacob Jordan chose to shadow the L.E.A.P.S. Team for the day.  Jacob, a star soccer and lacrosse player at GA who also attends Camp Tecumseh in the summers, decided to document his efforts during this busy workday.  Below is his account in his own words...

The school I attend, Germantown Academy, scheduled a ‘day off campus for the 8th grade’.  It gives students a chance to experience what it is like to work.  My classmates and I were lucky enough to be able to choose where we went to work or shadow someone at work for the day.  On November 19 I had the privilege of working and helping out at L.E.A.P.S., and shadowing John Christmas, Eric Gregg and Billy McKinney for the day.  L.E.A.P.S. (Lacrosse, Education, Attitude, Perseverance and Success) was co-founded by John Christmas and Eric Gregg to introduce the sport of lacrosse to under served kids throughout the area.  While at L.E.A.P.S. I went to the Don Guanella School in Springfield, Pa which is a school for special needs children and adults.  I helped introduce lacrosse to the kids and adults.  After helping out at Don Guanella I went back to the office where I addressed and mailed thank you letters to some of the organizations beneficiaries.  Next we went to the Kendrick Recreation Center in Roxborough to help introduce the great sport of lacrosse to younger kids.  Today was a great experience and working for L.E.A.P.S. is a goal for me in the future.

Editor’s note: The L.E.A.P.S. Team was honored to have Jacob on board for the day and wanted to mention that Jacob also sifted thru bags and bags of donated lacrosse equipment, learned about the history and mission of L.E.A.P.S., and outplayed EG as goalie during the game played at Don Guanella.  Thanks again Jacob!!!  


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