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LEAP WITH US: See How We’re Making an Impact   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) LEAP Foundation DC has been working to bridge the gap between hope and achievement for youth in the Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas since April 2009. President and CEO Dr. Clayton Lawrence been expanding that […]

LEAP Foundation DC reinforces youth outreach on a global level

For the past decade, LEAP Foundation DC has been advocating for the health and wellness of community members, offering services specifically aimed at creating a positive future for underserved and disadvantaged youth. But the nonprofit’s mission to “bridge the gap between hope and achievement” doesn’t stop at the local level. For several years, Dr. Clayton Lawrence, […]

LEAP WITH US: 17 Ways You Can Connect with the Youth in Your Life   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) SPOILER ALERT: Youth can be difficult. Male or female – it’s never easy to connect with a pre-teen or teen. But despite what science tells us about the natural tendencies within each gender subset, the […]

LEAP WITH US: Encourage Left- and Right-Brained Thinkers

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We all have the ability to think logically and strategically to a certain extent and, likewise, we are all able to tap into our creative side once in a while. But biologically, command central – […]

LEAP WITH US: Get to Know the Four Versions of Yourself

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We believe that life is a collective culmination of all that we, as individuals, have seen and experienced in our lives. Although some are fortunate to have the opportunity to say that a positive past […]

LEAP Wishes Everyone A Joyous Holiday Season

This year’s LEAP Foundation DC Toy Drive and Holiday Celebration, held Saturday, Dec. 15, was nothing short of a miracle for some in attendance. In its 10th year, the event, hosted by Dr. Clayton Lawrence, President and CEO, along with an army of friends, family and supporters, aims to spread Christmas joy to less fortunate individuals […]

LEAP Foundation DC is excited to award annual scholarship to Rashard Barnes

LEAP Foundation DC is pleased to announce Rashard Barnes as the recipient of this year’s Eleanor Holmes Norton Scholarship. Barnes is a junior at KIPP DC College Preparatory. The scholarship recognizes a student who, in the face of adversity, has continued on the path to higher education. Barnes, 17, not only has been recognized as […]

LEAP WITH US: An Incredible Year of Accomplishments 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) What an incredible year we have experienced here at LEAP Foundation DC. From our mentees’ educational pursuits to our successful annual toy drive, we have been meeting our mission to bridge the gap between hope […]

LEAP WITH US: The Dos and Don’ts of Everyday Living    

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Holiday break soon will be upon us and, with that, comes the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. While some people have given up on the tradition of setting goals throughout the year to eliminate the risk […]