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15 Meaningful and Memorable Ways to Spend Time Off During the Holidays

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) These next few weeks could present quite a few opportunities to spend quality time with the youth in your life, whether you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver or mentor. Time off school and work in […]

LEAP Hosts Silver Anniversary Toy Drive with Special Guests Councilmember White and NFL Great Momah

There is nothing quite like the holiday season to warm the spirit and lift up others. LEAP Foundation DC recently hosted its Silver Anniversary Toy Drive, which aims to provide gifts to those who may not be able to experience the joys of Christmas. Held Dec. 21, 2019, LEAP welcomed two adopted families from the […]

The Greatest Gift of All

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) We’re all mentors. Whether we’re parents, legal guardians, coaches, teachers or friends, we all have a responsibility to provide support, consistency, guidance and encouragement to the young people in our lives. It can be an […]

NFL Player Inspires LEAP Foundation DC Youth to Greatness

It was an exciting evening for supporters of LEAP Foundation DC as they gathered with mentees for the annual tree trimming ceremony on Sunday, December 15. Held a week before the organization’s yearly Toy Drive, NFL player Ifeanyi “Mo” Momah was the evening’s honored guest, who was able to connect with LEAP scholars, sharing his […]

A Worry-Free Guide to Gifting 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It’s Thanksgiving Day and all across America, folks are taking a moment to let friends and family know how they have played a positive role in each other’s lives. Families will gather for a feast […]

Joining the Fight Against Cancer

Statistics have shown that African Americans are at an increased risk for prostate cancer. In fact, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Black American men are 76 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men and 2.2 times more likely to die from the disease. (https://www.pcf.org/guide/additional-facts-for-african-american-men-and-their-families/) Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder, president and CEO […]