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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 […]

LEAP WITH US: 25 Ways to Connect in a Busy World 

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Wake to alarm. Start the day earlier than desired. Work later than planned. Grab something unhealthy to “get by.” Go to bed. Repeat. Does this scenario sound familiar? Unfortunately, it does for a lot of […]

LEAP WITH US: There’s more to exercise than looking good

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) There are the obvious benefits of daily physical activity: a healthy heart and a lean body, but encouraging the youth in your life to stick to a fitness plan offers hidden advantages. Dr. Clayton Lawrence, […]

LEAP WITH US: Your Lunch Can Make You Smarter

Dr. Clayton Lawrence, CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on overall wellness in an otherwise toxic world. (Always consult with your own physician before beginning any new diet/exercise routine). At LEAP Foundation DC, we want nothing more than the youth we mentor to become successful young adults. In order to do this, […]

LEAP WITH US: After-School Connections

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) It can be difficult to find time to connect with the family during the school year, but that makes the importance of after-school connections that much more critical. With each passing evening, we become further […]

LEAP WITH US: Using Pets to Introduce Bigger Responsibilities

(Dr. Clayton Lawrence, founder and CEO, shares his thoughts in a weekly column focused on community wellness and inspiring others.) Kids want pets. It’s an argument that’s as old as time. But parents and caregivers? Not so much. Why? Because with pet parenting comes responsibility and the youth in our lives don’t exactly have a […]

LEAP WITH US: Women’s Equality Day

Although the 19th amendment, granting the right to vote to women, was first introduced in 1920, it wasn’t until 1971 that Aug. 26 officially became recognized as Women’s Equality Day. First introduced to Congress in 1878, the adoption of the amendment remains a major stepping stone in the women’s rights movement in the United States. […]