Helping the community in LEAPS
Redding Corps offers classes to improve lives.
LEAPS, a new program launched at the Redding (Calif.) Corps, aims to help community members in “Leading, Educating and Pursuing Success.”
The program offers classes in nutrition, finance and budgeting, resume and cover letter writing, gardening, emergency preparedness and basic vehicle maintenance. Each hour-long class covers basic materials and demonstration, then allows time for questions and answers. Instructors are community members, skilled in a given area, who donate their time.
“We’ve seen an increasing number of people looking for the knowledge to make themselves better and we’re providing access to that knowledge,” said Corps Officer Lt. Audra Whipple.
Several classes are running 15–25 people. Currently, the two most popular subjects are the nutrition and vehicle maintenance classes. These sessions help clients switch to a healthier lifestyle by making better food choices helps them know when and what to fix on their cars.
The program is in its fifth month.