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Success starts with YOU

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) With every first day of school comes an opportunity to change the direction of a student’s educational pathway. From the youth’s perspective, it serves as a fresh start to maintain good grades, get involved and […]

15 Ways to Ensure Everyone Has a Positive First Day of School

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Back-to-school can be both an exciting and a nerve-wracking time. Meeting new teachers, getting to know expectations and starting a new routine can cause a lot of anxiety. But there is a much bigger problem. […]

Education Can Be Fun

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Literally a part of every aspect of our everyday lives, STEM is a critical component of education. Many school curriculums now stress the importance of helping children not only learn […]

Benefits of Youth Running

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and president of LEAP Foundation DC, has completed 115 marathons to date. The benefits to him are obvious, pertaining to health, but there are amazing opportunities to extend the mission of […]

17 Ideas for a More Productive Summer

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Although there are several historical theories behind the reason school-aged children get a nearly three-month break from school during the summer months – one involving the need for more farm-hands and another the need for […]

What Are Your #Goals?

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) #Goals. You have likely seen it all over social media, attached to celebratory posts of graduating seniors, over sandy toes relaxing on the beach and used when longing for something currently unattainable. While it’s true […]