Focus on South Florida
Autumn de Forest is an artist, model, speaker and philanthropist. Her works sell for tens of thousands of dollars and at the age of 12, her paintings are exhibited alongside both contemporary and modern masters. We focus on all the things that make this child prodigy so special, and we meet her mentor, the CEO & Founder of Park West Galleries, and a prominent philanthropist in his own right.
Michael Godard’s art has become some of the most instantly recognizable modern works to date. His imaginative works are seen and remembered by millions of people each month, but it is his motivation which is truly memorable — raising money to find a cure for brain cancer after his teenage daughter lost her battle with the disease. We focus on his artwork and his dedication to philanthropy.
The Whet Foundation provides excitement & opportunity to at-risk youth in the South Florida area, through challenging leadership training and positive influence. The Whet Foundation is the non-profit component of Whet Travel. And Whet Travel, through a unique program, helps children in need at many of the company’s charter cruise destinations. We focus on how this all ties together to benefit kids in South Florida and abroad.
According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade in conjunction with its Children’s Issues Committee is right now “Making Healthy Happen” for kids in Miami. We focus on what’s being done to increase awareness of the problem and solutions to it, as well as how parents can get their children involved, now.
Week after week we are shocked and saddened by headlines of violence against women around the world and here at home. But one woman, the daughter of a Hollywood legend, and a celebrated film director in her own right, is putting it into focus and asking the world to take a stand. CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen recently spent some time with Ms. Cecilia Peck.
Which of South Florida’s non-profits and charities are delivering the greatest good to the community? That of course would depend on who you ask. “Quest Workspaces” is donating free office space, virtual offices, and touchdown space to local non-profits and charities it deems worthy at its new business center in Brickell. We focus on how this worthwhile give-back program works, and meet some of the free office recipients.
South Florida is in the midst of a peacock invasion. The beautiful birds known for their stunning tail feathers are also a nuisance for a lot of people here. We see them in many neighborhoods, where some residents are complaining about their droppings and their loud and annoying squawks. They’ve even been known to slow down traffic on some busy roads. We focus on what’s behind this “invasion”, and what we if anything we can do about it.
Childhood Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. ‘Fit Kids Day’ is a statewide initiative created for kids, by kids, and is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles. We’ll talk about this initiative, how it works and how you can get your kids involved.
“Communities in Schools” in Miami is one of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school. The organization is releasing a national public awareness campaign featuring young people who have graduated from high school as a result of their involvement with communities to school. In the show viewers will meet a student who was struggling but now being recognized as the best turnaround student based on her improved behavior, attitude and good grades.
“If you have a minute, you can save a life,” that’s the message from the American Heart Association. The Association is pulling out all the stops this months to train Americans in lifesaving “hands-only” CPR. In the show viewers will see just how easy it can be to save someone’s life.