Since being established in 2007, LEAP, LLC, has been dedicated to mentoring young African-American men, helping ensure bright futures for the next generation of leaders.
WASHINGTON – May 26, 2016 – PRLog — Fully invested in its efforts to provide strong mentorship and leadership opportunities to young African-American men in the Washington, D.C. community, Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP), LLC, sponsored an event for The Black Male Initiative on May 24, 2016. Part of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, The Black Male initiative held a Black Men & Boys Hill Day on Capitol Hill, where more than 400 men and boys, ages 18 to 35, registered to participate.
LEAP CEO and LEAP Foundation DC Chairman, Dr. Clayton Lawrence, has been a prominent figure in supporting events like these for close to a decade in D.C. Lawrence regularly hosts and attends conferences, such as Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s Black Men and Boys Commission, in which young men are given the opportunity to hear from positive and successful male mentors about overcoming obstacles and pursuing excellence. Lawrence has also established the LEAP Foundation DC Student Ambassadors Program, which gives young men the opportunity to serve and volunteer at local events that benefit the communities in which they live.
In addition to hosting and leading positive mentorship groups and events, Dr. Lawrence comes from a family that fully instilled and emphasized the importance of education, and as such, he is deeply passionate about acknowledging the accomplishments of young, talented individuals driven by a desire to learn. Through LEAP Foundation DC, and through partnerships with other non-profit organizations, such as the Northern Virginia Urban League and The Recreation Wish List Committee, the Dr. Clayton G. Lawrence Endowment for Academic Excellence Scholarship has been awarded multiple times to a deserving student, many of whom have been young African-American males, to provide them with the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education.
“Not only do we consider participating in these events an honor and privilege, but also a duty,” said Dr. Lawrence. “Each generation is better afforded the opportunity to move forward and attain greatness when the generations that have come before pave the way and help guide those coming behind them. We are immensely honored to be a part of this event, but vigorously dedicated on a daily basis to be engaged in active mentorship of today’s youth.”
The Black Men and Boys Hill Day hosted on Capitol Hill in the Cannon House Office Building featured several prominent speakers, including the Reverend Tony Lee, Community of Hope AME, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL). To learn more about the event, visit the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation website at http://www.ncbcp.org/ nike air max weiÃŸ nike air max weiÃŸ nike air max weiÃŸ