252019Apr
LEAP Honors Three Future Leaders with Educational Scholarships

LEAP Honors Three Future Leaders with Educational Scholarships

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) LEAP Foundation DC: Addressing the unmet social and health needs of the people of the District of Columbia through educational and training opportunities. Since 2009, we’ve been connecting minority students and their families with support…

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182019Apr
Forget Cramming – Prepare!  

Forget Cramming – Prepare!  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Whether it’s common core state testing, advanced placement exams or standardized testing like the SATs or ACTs, all testing can mean the same thing – STRESS. But upcoming exams don’t have to mean cramming for…

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112019Apr
Mentors and Mentees: Discover Better Health Together

Mentors and Mentees: Discover Better Health Together

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) LEAP Foundation DC believes in today’s generation. That’s why the nonprofit organization was created – to provide a stage, a voice and a support system for underserved, underprivileged and unseen youth who have the potential…

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42019Apr
It Truly Does Take a Village

It Truly Does Take a Village

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) All across the country and in various parts of the world, leaders have recognized the importance of developing programming that not only encourages physical activity for today’s youth, but also directs them to a path…

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282019Mar
Personalizing Your Time Management Plan

Personalizing Your Time Management Plan

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) When life gets stressful and the to-do list seems endless, there is one thing that is far better than a pot of coffee – time management. Important at any age, whether a student preparing for…

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212019Mar
Social Media: A Blessing or a Curse?

Social Media: A Blessing or a Curse?

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Social media, both a blessing and a curse. First it was MySpace, introducing computer users to the world of sharing, watching and connecting. Now, choose your pleasure – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ — the…

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192019Mar
Honoring 25 Years of Community Service

Honoring 25 Years of Community Service

It was a great honor for LEAP Foundation DC to attend the Latino Student Fund Gala in celebration of the organization’s 25thanniversary. The March 14thevent, presented by the LSF Board of Directors and Maria Fernanda Borja, president and CEO, was held at the renown Washington National Cathedral. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who offered a few words…

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192019Mar
Championing A Rising Star: Lacy Simone Jones

Championing A Rising Star: Lacy Simone Jones

It brings us great pleasure to announce a $200 scholarship grant in support of the endeavors of Lacy Simone Jones. This young woman is a shining example of the young men and women that we, at LEAP Foundation DC, aim to raise up. Our nonprofit has been working to empower minority men and women in…

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142019Mar
Cultivating Leadership  

Cultivating Leadership  

(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 addressing the needs of disadvantaged and minority youth since our nonprofit organization was founded in 2009. The mission is simple: To provide educational and training opportunities to meet the aspirations…

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