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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 […]

LEAP WITH US: Things to do 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.) Things have certainly changed since the smartphone took over the world. No longer do families and friends communicate face-to-face – instead, it’s through screens and over text. While it’s important to embrace the amazing luxuries […]

LEAP WITH US: Stop Hiding and Start Re-Discovering

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Very few of us are not guilty of spending too much time in front of the screen. From texting and playing games, to reading and taking photos, technology does not discriminate against age. Toddlers are […]

LEAP WITH US: Summertime Check List

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Summer vacation is officially upon us. Kids are free from school work, temperatures are finally on the rise and long-awaited getaways are underway. Summer is a time for making memories, enjoying warm breezes and late […]

LEAP WITH US: Graduation – What’s Next?

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. You’ve survived your final high school final. You said goodbye on your last day of school through a mix of tears and anticipation. And you’ve completed the rite of passage and received your diploma. It’s […]

LEAP WITH US: The Power Behind Five Simple Questions 

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others. There is no denying the power of positive reinforcement. Our nonprofit, Leap Foundation DC, which offers mentorship programs and scholarships to disadvantaged youth, understands the vulnerabilities of the preteen and teenage years. Even toddlers respond […]