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 [...]
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 will host the 13th Annual Back 2 School Bash at the Jackson Heights NFL Yet Center from 10am-2pm. There will [...]
On Tuesday July 24, 2018 the students entered week 3 of their Summer program. This week was about how a bill gets passed to law in the State. The class was divided into three groups: Media, Legislators and Lobbyists. After much conversation the bill was not passed into law.
On July 10, 2018 Derrick Brooks Charities in partnership with Wellcare and the City of Tampa kicked off it's 3rd Annual Summer Youth Program at Springhill Park Community Center. Yesterday marked week 2 of this 6 week program. In week 1 they covered career preparation and the areas of instruction were: Helpful tips for resume [...]
Our last mentoring meeting was spent having fun at Dave & Busters! Derrick and I had a blast with all of you. Enjoy the rest of your summer ,and we will see you again in September!
Congratulations to our 2018 high school and college graduates! India Philon, T’erra Johnson, India Green, Jessalyn Solomon, Mariah Davis, Bethune Cookman University, Taija Marc USAF basic training and Miranda Davis, Army strong!. May your journey continually be blessed with GOD’S favor!
306 African American History Program Update for 2017-2018 School Year Derrick Brooks Charities is pleased to report that the implementation of the 306 program in pre- selected Hillsborough County middle schools was a great success. The following is a general overview: Active Schools: Giunta Middle School Memorial Middle School E.J. Marshall Middle School Webb Middle [...]
The Rites of Passage Program traveled to Jacksonville, FL. to attend the 2018 National Conference on preventing crime in the black community. The young ladies were able to participate in workshops and forums that involved alternatives to violence among young people and other informative activities. Thank you Ms. Tresa & Ms. Sonya for chaperoning!
A very tired group of youth and adults headed to the airport following breakfast at the hotel. All of our travels went extremely smoothly and we landed safely in Tampa after a very bumpy decent. After arriving back at BDCHS to be picked up everyone hugged and had some teary good byes. This trip created [...]
The Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs took fifteen (15) youth, three (3) chaperons, five (5) volunteers and two (2) staff members to the 33rd National Conference On Preventing Crime In The Black Community sponsored by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and co-sponsored by Derrick Brooks Charities and the Florida Consortium of Urban League Affiliates. The [...]
Wow, what an amazing day! I just want to say that God has truly blessed us throughout this entire trip and this day is not complete. Today started with a tour of Temple University with yet another great tour guide. The University reminded all of us of the UT campus and atmosphere. This campus was [...]
Today began extremely early with most of us rising at 4:00am. We had a very early start on our journey to Philadelphia. After leaving Boston and a short, but delayed flight we arrived in Philadelphia about one hour behind schedule causing us to make some minor adjustments to our itinerary. We headed to Eastern State [...]
On Monday June 4th we started a very rainy and cold day with a great guest speaker from Fidelity Financial that spoke with the students about: College, Career, Resumes, Investing and Interview skills. Following this we headed to MIT for an amazing tour of the number 1 Technical school in the world! Our tour guide [...]
Damien Escobar Performed Live at the Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic Pairings Party – Take a Look at the Video
Recording artist Damien Escobar performed live at the 18th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic Pairings Part on April 29th. He was amazing! https://youtu.be/8aXCgWDyKbE
Please feel free to check out photos from the 18th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic by clicking on this link. A very special thank you to Double Image photography for these photos. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qfu041isuqp0zq4/AACxc1dXZ6JE1Ku1Q97AIytza?dl=0
Congratulations to the First, Second and Third Place winners of the Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic: Enviroimage - First Place, Athletes and Causes - Second Place and Gardner Gibson, Third Place. In lieu of trophies this year all of our players were awarded flat screen TV's provided by Buddy's Home Furnishings. Thank you Buddy's!
On Sunday and Monday this week, the 18th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic took place at the T Pepin Hospitality Centre and Old Memorial Golf Course. Our event is presented by Publix Super Markets Charities and Quantum Capital Partners. We are sending out a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, celebrities, donors,dignataries and [...]
March and April Updates In 2018, we still deal with racism, and what makes it worse is our children face this reality every day. Our conversation began with reminding the girls of their worth and how unique they are. There was an open floor discussion for the young ladies to express their feelings about racism, [...]
Please type the message celebrityclassic to phone number 24700 to register. The previous post had the words separated. Thank you!!
On Sunday April the 29th The 18th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic Pairings Party will take place at the T Pepin Hospitality Centre. For the very first time we will be using Give Smart technology for online bidding and donations. You don't even have to be present to participate. Please register now by texting our [...]
Recently Jersey Mike's in Northdale - (14839 North Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, Florida 33618) held a week long fundraiser for Derrick Brooks Charities, at the end of the week Derrick Brooks did an in store appearance with autograph signing, thank you to Mark and Heather Verlangieri for your partnership with Derrick Brooks Charities and having [...]
Derrick Brooks Charities is super excited to have Mini Doughnut Factory join our team and support the 18th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic on April 29th and 30th. Please check out their website at http://www.minidoughnutfactory.com