Focus On South Florida
CBS4’s most recent SuperKid gets the star treatment on Focus, while we focus on the organization Hip Hop Kidz, and the role it played in turning Ricky’s life around.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is committed to improve the health of all Americans, especially that of the Hispanic community. It promotes the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses. The number of Hispanics in the U.S. is projected to reach 30 percent of the nation’s population by 2050. But according to the NAHN, only 4 percent of RNs nationwide are of Hispanic background. The not-for-profit professional association is holding its annual conference here. We focus on the NAHN’s mission, which has particular relevance in South Florida..
Virginia Key is an ecological treasure South Florida can be proud of, a highly diverse barrier island just off the coast of downtown Miami. The key’s North point is being transformed into one of our only public spaces specifically designed for recreational use and the conservation of flora and fauna. Volunteers from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science are helping to lead the way in environmental restoration activities there. We focus on what’s being done and the importance of it.
One of South Florida’s wildest and most innovative multi-media events of the year is less than a week away. The “Red Eye” is put on by a group called ArtServe. It is a wild artistic ride, a one-of-a-kind experience that draws thousands of people every summer. We preview this annual event in Fort Lauderdale.
Building confidence through clothes and giving a fresh start through fashion. That’s what the not-for-profit charity “Style Saves” is all about. The group works with local retail stores, designers and boutiques to provide underprivileged students with brand-new outfits for back-to-school. Style Saves seeks donations from fashion aficionados, patrons and philanthropists, and has another of its big events right around the corner. We focus on how you can get involved and help.
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.