LEAP Bolstering Tomorrow’s Global Promise

Visiting schools and interacting with South African youth, LEAP bolsters the promise for a brighter tomorrow around the globe.

 

WASHINGTONFeb. 16, 2017 — Education and youth mentorship are two of the most prominent focuses of Dr. Clayton Lawrence and the two LEAP organizations he has established in Washington D.C. Growing up in a family that placed an undeniable value on the importance of education, Dr. Lawrence and his employees have committed thousands of hours, provided hundreds of resources, and allocated significant financial support for D.C. youth and youth programs since 2007. The impact that Dr. Lawrence has made in the lives of so many D.C. students has been undeniable, and as he continues to look for ways to advance the support of educational initiatives around the world, Dr. Lawrence took the time to visit local students while in South Africa.

Khayelitsha Special School, located in Cape Town, South Africa dedicates itself to accommodating children with multiple disabilities. Their students, primarily challenged with learning disabilities, often have secondary diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental delays. After a kind greeting, Dr. Lawrence presented each of its 400 learners ranging from 6 to 18 year olds with writing tablet books and pencils today at a school assembly.

“There are so many countries around the world that are unable to provide the same access to education for their citizens, and as such, this is an area that I, and the LEAP organizations, must seek to bolster support for wherever we go,” Dr. Lawrence stated.

“Children are our future, no matter where we are in the world. Empowering, guiding, and mentoring youth globally helps secure a brighter future and brighter tomorrow in a world that desperately needs that promise. Education remains the key to unlocking that promise and I have been refocused, in my time here, on how I can be more actively involved in global education initiatives and mentorship opportunities.”

ABOUT LEAP LLC

Driven by a mentality of servant leadership, Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP) government contractor, has been providing superior quality healthcare for active duty, veteran and civilian patients since 2007. Dr. Clayton Lawrence, a decorated and respected veteran of the United States Army, saw the need for a company that would operate with a new philosophy to bring forth excellence in the healthcare industry. Staffing medical facilities across the country with physicians, health educators, medical examiners and more, LEAP has been recognized with several awards of excellence and is certified by the Small Business Administration. Winning the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award for 2014 was just the beginning of much-deserved recognition for positive changes in the District of Columbia and across the nation. Dr. Lawrence and LEAP, LLC, were selected as the 2015 Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year. In 2016, Dr. Lawrence was honored when he was entered into The Congressional Record for his work in business and civic leadership throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region and abroad. Later that year, he received a White House Letter of Commendation from President Barack Obama for his work with LEAP, LLC. LEAP, LLC’s nonprofit partner organization, LEAP Foundation DC, has been building bridges between hope and achievement in the District of Columbia and the surrounding communities since 2009. The group works to address the unmet social and health needs of the area’s people and, among other accolades, was recognized in 2014 with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Award. For more information, visit https://www.leap4staffing.com or https://www.leapfoundationdc.org. nike air max thea damen nike air max thea damen nike air max thea damen