Author Archives: Adrienne Upwork

25 Easy Ways to Have an Impact on the World TODAY

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We’re all busy. Each of us have responsibilities that keep us moving from sun up to sun down. There just isn’t enough time for all the things that need to get done, let alone extra […]

20 Reasons Youth Mentoring Should be Your 2020 Priority

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) For LEAP Foundation DC, our mission is all about bridging the gap between hope and achievement. We work with disadvantaged youth, providing educational and training opportunities to meet the aspirations of the underserved citizens of […]

15 Meaningful and Memorable Ways to Spend Time Off During the Holidays

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) These next few weeks could present quite a few opportunities to spend quality time with the youth in your life, whether you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver or mentor. Time off school and work in […]

LEAP Hosts Silver Anniversary Toy Drive with Special Guests Councilmember White and NFL Great Momah

There is nothing quite like the holiday season to warm the spirit and lift up others. LEAP Foundation DC recently hosted its Silver Anniversary Toy Drive, which aims to provide gifts to those who may not be able to experience the joys of Christmas. Held Dec. 21, 2019, LEAP welcomed two adopted families from the […]

The Greatest Gift of All

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We’re all mentors. Whether we’re parents, legal guardians, coaches, teachers or friends, we all have a responsibility to provide support, consistency, guidance and encouragement to the young people in our lives. It can be an […]

NFL Player Inspires LEAP Foundation DC Youth to Greatness

It was an exciting evening for supporters of LEAP Foundation DC as they gathered with mentees for the annual tree trimming ceremony on Sunday, December 15. Held a week before the organization’s yearly Toy Drive, NFL player Ifeanyi “Mo” Momah was the evening’s honored guest, who was able to connect with LEAP scholars, sharing his […]

A Worry-Free Guide to Gifting 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It’s Thanksgiving Day and all across America, folks are taking a moment to let friends and family know how they have played a positive role in each other’s lives. Families will gather for a feast […]