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LEAP WITH US: Grab Your Elf Hat   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to get involved in your community, the holiday season is the ideal time. The cold weather can be tough for those in need, presenting health concerns and […]

LEAP WITH US: Don’t Let the Holiday Pass You By   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) With Christmas just a few short weeks away, it’s only a matter of time before stress levels start to rise. It’s an unfortunate result of such a joyous holiday that, rather than being filled with […]

LEAP WITH US: Decision-Making Made Easy   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Decision-making can be tough. In fact, depending on your personality, it can be a downright dreaded part of life. There is a lot of pressure behind making choices – after all, they can have a […]

LEAP WITH US: Overcoming Holiday Depression & Anxiety

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) For most, the winter months are a happy time, filled with comforting thoughts of warmth, family, friends and holidays, but for the less fortunate or those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, […]

LEAP WITH US: Don’t Let the Cold Weather Stop You   

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) If you’re thinking cold weather means time spent with the youth in your life will be limited, think again. There are so many indoor opportunities not only to have some fun, but mix in some […]

LEAP WITH US: You Can Prevent Bullying  

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) The effects of bullying don’t stop when the assault has finished. Those who have been bullied by others will carry the memory with them for the rest of their lives. Words and actions stick, seriously […]

LEAP WITH US: Get Involved in Your Student or Mentee’s Life

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) The Leap Foundation DC mission is to “bridge the gap between hope and achievement.” This means we’re working hard every day to meet the needs of disadvantaged youth who simply need a stage for their […]

LEAP WITH US: Commit to Connecting

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) In last week’s column, we shared “25 Ways to Connect in a Busy World,” because we understand that the stresses of work, raising a family, commuting and maintaining a schedule can make it extremely difficult […]