Focus On South Florida
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.
Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in this country. It is now diagnosed in one in every 68 children, including one in 42 boys. “Autism Speaks” is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Its 2014 Broward Walk raises money for families and individuals affected by autism. In fact, “Walk Now For Autism Speaks” is the single most powerful event to raise critically needed funds for research and awareness. We focus on what the organization does, and the all-important upcoming walk.
When you think of South Florida, what comes to mind? In addition to the sun, the sand, and the nightlife, we are surrounded by cultural and ecological treasures. Urban Tours Miami specializes in private and group tours of the area. Its award-winning tours are designed to help you discover, in a new way, areas like Little Havana, Little Haiti, Downtown Miami, Overtown and Wynwood. Tours where you can meet the people who make the art, and cook the cultural delicacies. We focus on the unique way to experience the heart of Miami’s past, present and future.