Through its association with Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP), Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader supports Operation Breakthrough (OB). On July 28, Michelle Marvel organized and co-chaired the 2017 Back to School Breakfast at Operation Breakthrough. OB’s mission is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. Due to generous donations of area law firms, including Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader, LEAP provided book bags, school supplies, breakfast, and school uniforms to almost 500 students. “It is our honor, through LEAP and its supporters, to help Operation Breakthrough students feel confident and empowered to do their very best. They have dreams that go beyond the classroom. Removing the barrier of not having school supplies is one less obstacle for them to overcome,” said Michelle, co-chair for the 2017 event.