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"I have a DREAM...."

Dr. Martin L. King Jr.  August 28, 1963


"Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great because greatness is defined by service." - Dr. M. L. King Jr.

Like Dr. Martin L. King Jr. before us, LEAP Forward, Inc. also has a Dream.   A dream for our youth.  Our life�s mission is to help and guide our youth and our goal is to provide them Hope and Opportunity.

Our nation as a whole has experienced a decline in youth pursuing math and science education and careers.  LEAP Forward, Inc. programs and services are available to all youth.

As minority engineers we are intimately aware of the gap that exists for women and African American.  Due to the scarcity of minority youth in the pipeline aspiring to enter the profession, we want to give back to our community by sharing our knowledge, opening doors of opportunities, and introducing possibilities.  The potential for youth to enter careers in math and science is limitless especially since this society is becoming more technologically dependent and needs competent and talented professionals.  We need a generation of diverse youth (from underrepresented ethnic and cultural backgrounds) that are prepared to accept the challenges to engineer a world that is a better place for all of us.  We dream of creating that critical pipeline of talent by promoting awareness and providing access to programs and services.  Out of a mountain of despair we will hew out a stone of hope.

We touch dreams......Don't let the dream die.



A poem by Carol Walls

"God can Dream a Bigger Dream for You than You can for Yourself." 

Oprah Winfrey

"I am a Product of Dr. King's dream and I also have a Dream."

Rhonda Thomas, Founder

LEAP Forward, Inc. 

My Story


"The work goes on, the causes endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."


Senator Edward Kennedy


"You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"


George Bernard Shaw


"Dream no small dreams..."