It is an honor to strengthen our mission by joining others in the fight against childhood obesity and disease prevention. The mentorship programs offered at LEAP Foundation DC are often geared toward helping youth in the DC and surrounding areas find ways to improve their education, stay healthy both mentally and physically, and commit to staying on track for a positive future. Through our dedication to marathon sports, we have raised funds for local, national and global charities that recognize the importance of presenting opportunities for youth and adults to achieve overall health and wellness. Please consider joining us in supporting one of the charities below.
Students Run LA
Students Run LA challenges at-risk secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a truly life-changing experience: the training for and completion of the Los Angeles Marathon.
Please consider joining LEAP Foundation DC in instilling character development and goal setting to these underserved youth by contributing at: https://www.srla.org/.
Kids Run Miami
Kids Run Miami introduces youth to running to improve their health, fitness and wellbeing in Miami, Florida. It works by helping young people establish a consistent running program as part of their physical education daily lesson plans.
LEAP Foundation DC shares your commitment to childhood obesity prevention and invites you to support this charity at: https://www.themiamimarathon.com/race/kids-run-miami/.
American Institute for Cancer Research
The American Institute for Cancer Research, which is associated with the World Cancer Research Fund, provides funding for research that focuses on the links between diet, physical activity and weight management to cancer prevention and survivorship.
Providing support to the American Institute for Cancer Research enables LEAP Foundation DC to expand on its mission to meet the unmet social and health needs of the people not only of the District of Columbia, but in communities across the country. In an effort to play our part in the prevention of diseases like cancer, LEAP continues to encourage our young people and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices through exercise, diet and positive choices.
You can support AICR efforts through our fundraising page found here: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/LEAP-Foundation-DC
Team for Kids
Team for Kids is another youth program fighting childhood obesity by encouraging youth to be physically active through running in New York State.
You can support Team for Kids at our fundraising page found here: https://runwithtfk.org/Profile/PublicPage/76361?enableBack=True
Smile Train treats cleft lip and palate to prevent the complications to eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking these youth would otherwise experience.
Please join LEAP Foundation DC in treating the youth who are affected with such a debilitating disorder by contributing at:
Mentor Me India
Mentor Me India creates brighter futures for disadvantaged youth by empowering the children from low-income groups through mentorship with strong adult role models.
LEAP Foundation DC is committed to youth mentorship because it builds strong, productive leaders and we invite you to support this organization at: