172018May
LEAP WITH US: Summer Vacations Don’t Need to Break the Bank

LEAP WITH US: Summer Vacations Don’t Need to Break the Bank

Summer vacation is upon us, which presents a fair amount of free time to explore the amazing world around us. There are so many incredible learning opportunities across the country and many of them cost little to no money. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to spend some quality time together with family, so…

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102018May
LEAP WITH US: Educator Appreciation

LEAP WITH US: Educator Appreciation

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. Another school year soon will be coming to an end. It’s always a busy time of year with finals preparation, desk and locker cleanout, end-of-year parties and the challenging (and often dreaded) task of finding…

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32018May
LEAP WITH US: Preparation is Key During Finals Week

LEAP WITH US: Preparation is Key During Finals Week

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. With just about four weeks left for most schools across the nation, students and teachers are beginning to prepare for final testing. A terrifying time of year, the word “finals” just sounds so, well, final….

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262018Apr
LEAP WITH US: Make Financial Wellness a Top Priority

LEAP WITH US: Make Financial Wellness a Top Priority

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. As mentors, parents, caregivers and guardians, it is up to use to instill healthy and safe practices in our youth. This is best achieved through leading by example. Some lifestyle habits can be easy to…

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202018Apr
LEAP WITH US: We’re All Mirrors

LEAP WITH US: We’re All Mirrors

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. We’ve all been there – some relationships just don’t seem to jive. It could be with a budding teenager, an abrasive friend or a dry boss. Sometimes, relating is not an easy task. But, it’s…

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132018Apr
LEAP WITH US: Standardized Testing? Pshhhh – It’s a Breeze

LEAP WITH US: Standardized Testing? Pshhhh – It’s a Breeze

It’s the time of year that most students dread – just weeks away from the end of the final school semester is the beginning of standardized testing. Depending on the age group, this can sometimes mean several separate sets of tests administered over the course of a few weeks. The Common Core standards, which includes…

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52018Apr
LEAP WITH US: Go After that Scholarship

LEAP WITH US: Go After that Scholarship

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. If college seems financially impossible, it is important to consider the vast availability of scholarships. From local nonprofits, to private universities and athletic programs, the opportunities to secure a scholarship are endless. But, it can…

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292018Mar
LEAP WITH US: Impossible? Never.

LEAP WITH US: Impossible? Never.

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. I have spent my life staring down what others would deem impossible. As the son of Trinidadian immigrants, I remember the struggles of growing up all too well. But I never backed down. As a…

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222018Mar
LEAP WITH US: Make Your Voices Heard

LEAP WITH US: Make Your Voices Heard

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the nation saw thousands of students walking out of their schools in protest of gun laws and, more importantly, in remembrance of the then most recent shooting that claimed the…

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152018Mar
LEAP WITH US: We’re a Fortunate Community

LEAP WITH US: We’re a Fortunate Community

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. Throughout the years, LEAP Foundation DC has had the absolute privilege of partnering with other nonprofits in our quest to bridge the gap between hope and achievement. These are organizations that work tirelessly to ensure…

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102018Mar
LEAP WITH US: Get Smart About Smartphones

LEAP WITH US: Get Smart About Smartphones

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Let’s be honest – smartphones rule the world; yep, even mine. Calendar, phone, email, camera – it’s all there on one hand-held device. So, can we really blame the younger generation for spending too much time on digital…

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22018Mar
LEAP WITH US: So Many Ways to Get Involved

LEAP WITH US: So Many Ways to Get Involved

Dr. Clayton Lawrence shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. Although it is not yet officially spring, there is something about the first day of March that brings with it hope for warmer days ahead. And here at LEAP Foundation DC, we’re all about hope and achievement! In…

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