Focus On South Florida
North America’s ultimate carnival experience is back. The huge annual event, Miami Broward Carnival, celebrates Caribbean culture in the multi-ethnic environment that is South Florida. We focus on the extravaganza and give folks a sample of what they can expect to see and hear if they attend.
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Millions of people suffer from m-s and there is no known cure for the autoimmune disease. The organization “MS Views and News” is dedicated to provide education, advocacy and service to enhance the quality of life within the MS. We focus on the work the group does and its upcoming symposium.
Dragonfly Darlings is the mother/parent component of the Russell Life Skills & Reading Foundation. Its goal is to eradicate youth illiteracy. We look at how inner city families can benefit from their resources and support. And we preview an annual event that honors and empowers the mothers and grandmothers of its young clients.
The Communities in Schools of Miami program is the nation’s number one dropout prevention program. CIS mentors, counsels, and oversees 35-hundred at-risk youth. “Diplomas Now” is an organization that identifies at-risk students early on to eliminate the pitfalls that might lead them to drop out. Once a program for 700 middle school students, “Diplomas Now” currently serves more than 31-thousand students in 14 U.S. Cities. CIS was recently recognized by “Diplomas Now” for its outstanding graduation and retention rates. We focus on the unique partnership between these two and what makes them so successful.
We talk about the hugely popular reality TV show – Gator Boys – the show follows alligator trappers who get rid of nuisance gators here in South Florida – and we talk about how a lot of the scenes are shot at the Everglades Holiday Park.
The conference will bring together cancer survivors, cancer survivors, caregivers as well as civic and business leaders. It’s for anyone with an interest in learning more about cancer and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
The mission of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County is to provide whatever resources necessary to enhance the lives of young people in Broward and empower them to become responsible adults. Right around the corner is a huge county-wide initiative called “Broward Reads for the Record”. We focus on that event as well as some of the many programs the Children’s Services Council of Broward makes possible.
“Unite4:Good” is a groundbreaking new movement to inspire and empower positive global change through acts of kindness. Through a partnership with the Miami Job Corps Center, Unite4:Ggood is initiating a new rewards-program recognizing young people who spread the message. We focus on how the program works and how you can get rewarded simply for doing something nice.
Volunteerism encourages people to empower, share and love. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami is the area’s premier mentoring organization. It is donor and volunteer-supported. Sadly, according to the latest survey results from the Corporation For National and Community Service, Miami ranks last for volunteerism of the top 50 metropolitan cities in the U.S. We focus on the importance of volunteering and hear from a South Florida man who has been doing it for 15 years.
Kids in crisis are kids in need. They are stuck in a system that runs on survival–food, clothing, shelter, safety. But once the bare necessities are met, then what? A Miami-based nonprofit thinks it has the answer.
This organization reaches out to at-risk youth in South Florida, and in 10 states from New York to Texas. And it does so in a rather unorthodox manner. Through yoga. Even its name raises eyebrows. Yoga Gangsters. We focus on what the program is and how it works.