282019Feb
LEAP WITH US: Embrace the Coming of Spring

LEAP WITH US: Embrace the Coming of Spring

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) The coming of spring isn’t just a time of welcoming warmer temperatures and sunny skies, it offers a chance to refresh, reconnect and revisit areas that could use some tender love and care. Self-care isn’t…

Read More
212019Feb
LEAP WITH US: Making the Grade

LEAP WITH US: Making the Grade

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We’ve all experienced the pressure to “make the grade.” And while some of us recognized the power of education at a young age, others couldn’t see the long-term picture (or even the short term, for…

Read More
142019Feb
LEAP WITH US: ‘The Sum of My Success’, Continued

LEAP WITH US: ‘The Sum of My Success’, Continued

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) When Dr. Clayton Lawrence wrote “The Sum of My Success” in 2013, he shared a brief account of his life as a decorated veteran military physician, an established business executive, an aspiring endurance athlete and…

Read More
72019Feb
LEAP WITH US: Why a Visit to the Local Library Should Be On Your Calendar  

LEAP WITH US: Why a Visit to the Local Library Should Be On Your Calendar  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It’s scary to imagine life without books, but for some, such as children living in low-income situations, these knowledge-building and empowering resources simply aren’t part of the home. This presents difficulties not only for a child…

Read More
312019Jan
LEAP WITH US: See How We’re Making an Impact   

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…

Read More
282019Jan
LEAP Foundation DC reinforces youth outreach on a global level

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,…

Read More
242019Jan
LEAP WITH US: 17 Ways You Can Connect with the Youth in Your Life   

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…

Read More
172019Jan
LEAP WITH US: Encourage Left- and Right-Brained Thinkers

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 –…

Read More
102019Jan
LEAP WITH US: Get to Know the Four Versions of Yourself

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…

Read More
92019Jan
LEAP Wishes Everyone A Joyous Holiday Season

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…

Read More
92019Jan
LEAP Foundation DC is excited to award annual scholarship to Rashard Barnes

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…

Read More
42019Jan
LEAP WITH US: Letting Go

LEAP WITH US: Letting Go

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Happy New Year, friends! We hope you safely ushered in 2019 with open arms. Each new year often brings with it ambition, motivation and a renewed sense of hope. While some have set goals for…

Read More