Dr. Clayton Lawrence, President and CEO of Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP), LLC, will be the featured guest on this week’s edition of 95.5 (FM) WPGC’s Community Focus. Hosted by seasoned broadcaster Guy Lambert, listeners can tune in from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019, for the weekly community affairs show that highlights people and events of influence in the local community.
“It was a pleasure to sit down with Guy to highlight some of the incredible accomplishments of both LEAP, LLC, and its nonprofit partner LEAP Foundation DC,” Dr. Lawrence said. “Guy is a long-time supporter of our efforts to bridge the gap between hope and achievement for disadvantaged youth in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas, and his advocacy has allowed us to expand our reach.”
According to Dr. Lawrence, the feature provided an opportunity to better define LEAP LLC’s strong business model, which allows for an unparalleled and holistic delivery of excellent and compassionate healthcare to active duty, veteran and civilian patients across the country.
In addition, a portion of the segment will focus on the value of mentoring underrepresented youth, the mission of LEAP Foundation DC. Founded in 2009, Dr. Lawrence realized that he had been fortunate to have had incredible mentors throughout his personal, educational and professional journeys and, with the business thriving, he turned his focus toward providing the same mentorship to today’s generation of young men and women.
“Working with students is an incredible opportunity to share my knowledge, passion and excitement for learning with the next generation of leaders,” he said. “And we couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishments of the hard-working students who participate in the Foundation’s programming, many of whom have also committed themselves to giving back to successive generations.”
Kevin Akers, for example, a longtime LEAP mentee and youth scholar, co-founded STEM for the Streets, a program that exposes historically disadvantaged and underserved children in Washington to STEM through science experiments and engaging lesson plans.
“I’m proud of Kevin and all of the young men and women who are reaching their educational goals and celebrating successes above and beyond expectation,”