POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Founded in the spring semester of 2011, L.E.A.P. (Ladies Empowering Athletics Program) has been making a positive impact among female student-athletes.
Cammie Jones, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement, serves as the advisor of L.E.A.P. Jones assists programming efforts, community service efforts and work with its leadership council.
The mission of L.E.A.P. is to increase the awareness of leadership development via several methods. Members of L.E.A.P. mentor female student-athletes at Marist, and increase professional awareness, development, and productivity among them. The program provides social, cultural and educational opportunities for Marist female student-athletes, and forms a network among them, campus faculty, campus administrators and local professionals. Female student-athletes also get to experience opportunities to enhance personal growth and empowerment through panels, workshops, speakers and community service.
"To see the growth of LEAP from last spring to now is both amazing and exciting," Jones said. "The future is quite promising and a lot of that is because of the hard work from the leadership council and the support we've received from athletics and campus administration."
Members of the L.E.A.P. leadership council oversee the coordination of all leadership events, and social events sponsored by the program. They also have the ability to create special committees to further the business of the program, and publicize program events to the entire female student-athlete population.
L.E.A.P. will be participating in several events in the near future, including a career workshop series, collaborations with the counseling center, obtaining a speaker from the Eleanor Roosevelt Center, and several local community service projects.
For more information on upcoming L.E.A.P. opportunities and The Center for Student-Athlete Enhancement, review our website, marist.edu/athletics/studentathlete. Most updates will be listed within the monthly newsletter and news section. If you are a female student-athlete interested in joining LEAP, contact Cammie Jones at Cammie.Jones@marist.edu.