202018Sep
LEAP WITH US: Use Your Skills for Good 

LEAP WITH US: Use Your Skills for Good 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Whether you have a giving heart, have some extra time on your hands or you’re required to commit to volunteer hours, there are so many reasons why giving your time to support a cause is…

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132018Sep
LEAP WITH US: Your Lunch Can Make You Smarter

LEAP WITH US: Your Lunch Can Make You Smarter

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on overall wellness in an otherwise toxic world. (Always consult with your own physician before beginning any new diet/exercise routine). At LEAP Foundation DC, we want nothing more than the youth we mentor to become successful young adults. In order to do this,…

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62018Sep
LEAP WITH US: After-School Connections

LEAP WITH US: After-School Connections

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It can be difficult to find time to connect with the family during the school year, but that makes the importance of after-school connections that much more critical. With each passing evening, we become further…

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302018Aug
LEAP WITH US: Using Pets to Introduce Bigger Responsibilities

LEAP WITH US: Using Pets to Introduce Bigger Responsibilities

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Kids want pets. It’s an argument that’s as old as time. But parents and caregivers? Not so much. Why? Because with pet parenting comes responsibility and the youth in our lives don’t exactly have a…

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232018Aug
LEAP WITH US: Women’s Equality Day

LEAP WITH US: Women’s Equality Day

Although the 19th amendment, granting the right to vote to women, was first introduced in 1920, it wasn’t until 1971 that Aug. 26 officially became recognized as Women’s Equality Day. First introduced to Congress in 1878, the adoption of the amendment remains a major stepping stone in the women’s rights movement in the United States….

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162018Aug
LEAP WITH US: Encouraging Success  

LEAP WITH US: Encouraging Success  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) As parents, caregivers, mentors and friends, we want nothing more than to help the youth in our lives enjoy success. Although every young person is different, there are several approaches that can be taken to…

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92018Aug
LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Show Someone You Care

LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Show Someone You Care

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Everyone wants to feel appreciated. Showing appreciation is one of those things that we all know makes an impact, but we just don’t know how. It may seem like a nuisance to find unique ways…

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22018Aug
LEAP WITH US: Get Moving! 

LEAP WITH US: Get Moving! 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) As adults, we understand the importance of regular physical activity. We set aside time to hit the gym or track our miles on the smart phone – we even make decisions throughout the day to…

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272018Jul
LEAP WITH US: Encouraging Future Leaders

LEAP WITH US: Encouraging Future Leaders

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Whether we choose to believe it or not, our words and deeds are examples. The youth in our lives are always watching, absorbing and learning not only from direct conversations but through observance. We have…

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192018Jul
LEAP WITH US: What NOT to Say

LEAP WITH US: What NOT to Say

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We all know how hard raising teens can be. And those who mentor adolescents, from school counselors and coaches, to trusted adults and relatives, understand that a conversation can go sour in a matter of…

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122018Jul
LEAP WITH US: Gratitude

LEAP WITH US: Gratitude

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Gratitude. A quick Google search brings up the definition as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” We all have that special someone who comes into our lives…

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52018Jul
LEAP WITH US: College is Just Around the Corner

LEAP WITH US: College is Just Around the Corner

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It soon will be time for high school graduates to take the next step on their educational journeys. Heading off to college is a scary time for some, but it really doesn’t need to be….

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