Focus On South Florida
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.
“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.
Caribbean Americans have been a part of South Florida’s history from the very beginning. June is Caribbean Heritage Month. The Caribbean Heritage Foundation was founded in 2007 to promote awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans and their contributions to this country.
City theatre is a professional theatre company founded in Miami in 1996. The nonprofit is dedicated to the development and production of new work, specifically the short play format.
Alzheimer’s is a growing problem nationwide. In Florida the prevalence of the disease in Florida is forecast to increase from 49 percent to 81 percent between now and 2025.
It has been a week of honors and tributes to the great Dr. Maya Angelou. We focus on bringing you the never-before-broadcast outtakes of an interview she did on aging, not long before she died. Angelou talked with Ali Habashi, the director and producer for the award-winning documentary The Silver Mirror. We continue the conversation with Habashi in our studios as we remember Maya Angelou.