Focus On South Florida
Improving our world one girl at a time! That’s the vision statement of “Girl Power”. The program is designed to promote positive behavior in at-risk girls aged 11 to 17. World Literacy Crusade of Florida launched “Girl Power” as a result of the growing rate of crime, poverty, and illiteracy in inner-city communities. We focus on the work “Girl Power does, the many programs it offers, and the group’s upcoming holiday extravaganza.
The “Taste of the Island” has become a tradition in Wilton Manors. More than 30 area restaurants, bars and specialty caterers are participating in the 9th annual edition of the foodie feast and it is right around the corner. We preview the event.
South Florida author and adventurer Heidi Siefkas’ world as she knew it stopped after a freak accident. But through losing everything, she redefined having it all. Siefkas fought her way back, details that journey in an inspirational memoir called “When All Balls Drop–The Upside of Losing Everything”, and shares her inspirational story.
The National Association of Women judges is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists dedicated to maintaining a free and fair judicial system. Its “Informed Voters Project”, is a non-partisan voter education project developed to, among other things, increase public awareness about the judicial system. We focus on the project’s mission and message, and why it is important to all of us.
Election day is November 4th. Early voting is already underway, and so is a sweeping call to action by a state senator from Broward County. “Souls to the Polls” is a non-partisan movement to get out the vote. Locally its goal is to remind 74-thousand eligible African-American voters of their obligation to vote and to help make sure they do. We focus on the push to engage potential voters and an upcoming “Souls to the Polls” event.
Keeping women’s health issues front and center is important all year round, but particularly in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mission of the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund is to provide money for care that might otherwise be unattainable for women to get screened, and if necessary, treated. We focus on the organization, what it does, and its awareness event “Flock the Block”.
The Glory House of Miami is a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring the lives of those who have suffered the abuse and exploitation of sex trafficking. Glory House provides help, hope and healing. We look at what the group does and a trafficking survivor shares her story with us.
It is estimated that 27 million men, women and children worldwide are victims of human sex trafficking. And the shocking truth is that it is thriving right in our own backyard, with Broward the number one county in the state for human trafficking. “Girl Rising” is a global campaign for girls’ education that began as a groundbreaking feature film and has grown into a thriving movement. The group has a local chapter. We look at the work it does, and preview an upcoming event.
According to the Centers for Disease Control. one child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes in this country. The Rickia Isaac Foundation was established in Miami-Dade county back in 1997 in memory of the 5-year-old who was killed by a stray bullet while walking home from a Martin Luther King Day parade in Liberty City. The foundation’s mission is to reduce gun violence by holding education seminars to show youth that guns is not the answer. We focus on the many ways the foundation makes South Florida a safer place for our children, and an upcoming event in which anyone can participate.
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.