Good Afternoon, In light of recent developments Derrick Brooks Charities Youth programs will be cancelling all classes until the end of March - at that time we will assess resuming classes if we are sure that our youth will be in no danger. Thank you and stay safe.
NFL Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks, Warren Moon and Marshall Faulk at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
On Saturday January 19, 2019 the NFL Hall of Famers Derrick Brooks, Warren Moon and Marshall Faulk participated in a promotional appearance at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Enjoy some photos from this event.
Derrick Brooks Charities has been very blessed with community partnerships. This Christmas the Children's Home has donated 110 bicycles for us to distribute to those in need in our community while McAlister's Deli has been collecting toys for Derrick Brooks to distribute as well. Here are a few photos from our bicycle pick up yesterday.
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Last night we had the privilege of giving out Turkeys and Publix gift cards to families at the Wilbert David Boys and Girls Club in Belmont Heights. What a blessing it was and as Derrick Brooks so profoundly said "this was like coming full circle." Twenty years ago he did his very first Thanksgiving at Wilbert [...]
Brooks Bunch is moving into the 9th week of programming and we are full steam ahead. We have covered a variety of financially related subjects including payment types and credit scores. Our academy students also had an awesome opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering at the 2018 Community Caring and Connections community. [...]
On Wednesday November 7, 2018 Derrick Brooks Charities in partnership with Fifth Third Bank, the City of Tampa Department of Parks and Recreation and the City of Tampa presented its 3rd annual family wellness event "Community Caring and Connections" at Copeland Park from 4:30PM to 7:00PM. We were able to reach over 500 people including [...]
Preparing for the future! The young ladies of the Rites of Passage Program will have the voting process nailed to perfection when their time comes to vote. The mentors and mentees had a lengthy and informative discussion about the upcoming election, current candidates, platforms and the importance of voting. After the conversation, the future voters [...]
On Tuesday October 30, 2018 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Derrick Brooks Charities, Jackson in Action Foundation, Military Home Base and XPO Logistics worked in partnership to collect items to go to the Panhandle in relief efforts for Hurricane Michael victims. The drive was from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and was very successful. We were [...]
On October 12, 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Honoree and Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Derrick Brooks, Visited Academy Prep. Pro Football Hall of Fame Honoree and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mr. Derrick Brooks was warmly welcomed to Academy Prep! Mr. Brooks spent time learning about Academy Prep and talking to our scholars about the [...]
We are currently in week 4 of the academy. We are working with the “Glow Girls” enrichment group at Greco Middle School. There is a consistent group of 20 girls who participate in the Life Skills academy. We are currently working on Conflict Resolution which is a part of the Social Responsibility portion of the [...]
We are in week 4 of the curriculum for the academy. We have a consistent 10 students who are participating on a weekly basis. We have covered topics including spelling patterns, reading vocabulary, sentence parts , place value and computation. I have added some additional hands on activities to the curriculum to assisting in engagement. [...]
On October 9, 2018 the Brooks Bunch Business Academy successfully completed the fourth week of programming. Some of our students have already successfully completed the first 3 modules! They are definitely over achievers. We are looking forward to next weeks class.
A VERY special thank you to Fifth Third Bank and Coscto Wholesale Warehouse for your sponsorship of our 3rd Annual Community Caring and Connections event on November 7th, we are excited to be your partner!
Welcome back to the Rites of Passage Program! Our kick-off meeting was held at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School on September 15, 2018. The agenda for the day consisted of welcome, introductions, program overview, rules, guidelines, and registration. Also, in preparation for our visit to the 2018 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair, we [...]
Week 2 of Brooks Bunch Business Academy was a success. The students successfully completed the module of Savings Part 1 and began assembling their "ME FILE" notebooks which they will be working on throughout the year to complete an overall profile of their accomplishments, resumes, community service, etc. They also signed up for our first [...]
On September 20, 2018 Derrick Brooks Charities launched its Brooks Bunch Life Skills Academy at Greco Middle School with the "Glow Girls Empowerment Group"introducing them to Everfi's Character Playbook Program. We will be meeting with them every Wednesday to introduce new life skills.
Derrick Brooks Charities in partnership with the Wilbert Davis Boys and Girls Club launched its Brooks Bunch Math and Reading Academy on September 13, 2018. We are very excited to renew our partnership with them and to launch this new after school program for 6th and 7th graders. yesterday they began working on reading literacy [...]
The Brooks Bunch Business Academy is officially underway. Yesterday marked day 1 of the Brooks Bunch Business Academy Class of 2019. We are very excited to have these young men and ladies enrolled in this year's financial literacy and entrepreneurial program. A very special thank you to our program sponsor Fifth Third Bank for making this [...]
On August 7, 2018 14 students from the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department successfully graduated from the Summer program. Wellcare hosted them at their corporate headquarters with a wonderful lunch and the students received their certificates, $250.00 gift cards from Walmart and backpacks filled with goodies for the upcoming school year. Derrick Brooks [...]
On Saturday August 4, 2018, Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs in partnership with the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, City of Tampa Police Department, Metropolitan Ministries, Club 1828, ETBCA and the Suncoast Credit Union hosted the 13th Annual Back 2 School Bash at the Jackson Heights NFL Yet Center from 10am-2pm. There was a [...]