Leap Frog to move into OSD central office beginning July 1

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This summer the Oxford nonprofit Leap Frog will get a new central office.

It’ll be in a central campus building of the Oxford School District, helping keep a culture of learning for the group, thanks to the goodwill from the Oxford School District and its superintendent, Brian Harvey.

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Leap Frog Executive Director Teresa Adams said starting July 1, Leap Frog will have six classrooms and will be able to house all office and educational supplies in one location — in the Washington Avenue central office building located behind Oxford Intermediate School.

“For 25 years we have been operating out of up to four different locations at a time, with my office being a fifth,” Adams said. “To say these logistics have been a challenge is an understatement.”

Adams said Leap Frog currently tutors and mentors 140 first- through third-grade students and she is grateful for all the agencies that hosted the group the past 25 years and for all of its volunteers being flexible about where they head to help out.

“This is such a blessing, and we are so grateful to Mr. Harvey and the OSD for allowing our program to call their space home,” Adams said. “We have just completed our 25th year of service in the LOU community, and I look forward to seeing the program grow even more in the next 25.”

Harvey said the district is glad it can accommodate Leap Frog.

“Leap Frog has been an important part of this community’s past and will be a part of its future,” he said. “Providing enrichment and remedial activities for this county’s ‘at risk’ students is a necessary investment.”