Over 1100 adults and youth from over 20 states and Jamaica attended the National Conference on Preventing Crime sponsored by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and co-sponsored by Derrick Brooks Charities in Tampa on May 29 – 31, 2019. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister was the host agency. Derrick Brooks was the keynote speaker for [...]
After the morning debrief BBBA headed off to Georgia Tech for an informational session about the selection process and then on to a facilities tour of the athletics department. Stop 2 was an inspirational stop at the MLK National Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church. After lunch we headed to our 3rd stop for a [...]
BBBA headed to Atlanta early Monday morning for their first jammed packed day of adventure. Stop 1 was CNN for a behind the scenes tour of how the news is reported. Stop 2 landed them at the College Football Hall of Fame where the students were able to follow their favorite teams and take part [...]
The 2019 OAG National Conference on Preventing Crime was hosted here in Tampa,FL from May 29 - May 31, 2019. WHAT A BLESSING TO BE A PART OF THIS AWESOME CONFERENCE! The past 3 days have been absolutely amazing and we've had a chance to develop and promote positive solutions to protecting our youth and [...]
The 19th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic was a great success held on May 5th and 6th at the T Pepin’s Hospitality Centre and Old Memorial Golf Club. A very special thank you to all of our Sponsors, Donors, Celebrity Guests and Volunteers for making this event so special. The proceeds from this event will [...]
February 14, 2109 was Day 2 of the Expo. And this one took place at the massive Wellcare Campus on Henderson Road. We had the opportunity to spend time with Wellcare team members who were exploring opportunities to volunteer in the community. Thank you Wellcare and your employees for being so community minded and inviting [...]
On February 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm Derrick Brooks Charities participated in day 1 of the Wellcare Employee Charity Expo at their Idlewild Campus. Featured in these photos is Ms. Latoya Murvin our Program Coordinator. Tomorrow we will be participating at their Henderson Road Campus. A big shout out to Wellcare for their partnership [...]
Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs Executive Director and Volunteers volunteer with the Sheriff's Department for the Florida State Fair student's night out. From left to right reverend Arthur Green, Jacqueline Coffie-Leeks, Darrell Daniels, Diedrea Anthony and band retired Tampa Police Department Officer Orlando Gudes Darrell Daniels and Jacqueline Coffie-Leeks with Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister
Brooks Bunch Business Academy For the last 2 weeks, the students of the Business Academy have been focusing on understanding why it’s a good thing that a part of each paycheck goes toward insurance & taxes. The students are also learning what actions can put them at risk for identity theft & consumer fraud and [...]
Last week the Math and Literacy Academy began working on parts of speech and phonics awareness with a Literacy Game called Grammar Slammer. They worked on creating complete, grammatically correct sentences – distinguishing between different verb tenses and different parts of a sentence.
Last week we began working on the Self Awareness module. At the onset of this module, most of the students were apprehensive to the level of introspection that this module requires. As we began the warm up exercise, the group became a little more comfortable with the exercise. One of the main points of the [...]
We spent the November meeting honoring our military forces, discussing leadership and college readiness. Guest speaker, Kimberly Smith, retired Senior Master Sergeant and computer analysts of the United States Air Force shared her experiences in the Air Force and how 24 years in the military impacted her life. It was a real honor having her [...]
On November 7, 2018, Derrick Brooks Charities, The City of Tampa and Fifth Third Bank will present the 3^rd Annual Community Caring and Connections family wellness event at Copeland Park. This event is set to reach over 600 people including adults and children with the goal to expose families in underserved areas of Tampa to [...]
In this episode, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker and Super Bowl champion Derrick Brooks returns to Florida State University to meet with his most cherished mentor, while remembering his Seminole's 1993 National Championship season.
On June 1, 2017, Attorney General Pam Bondi hosted the 32nd National Conference on preventing crime in the black community. The young ladies of Derrick Brooks Charities ROPP attended the event. The girls were able to participate in the Speak Up Speak Out workshop that involved a lecture and activities about healthy relationships, building trust, [...]
Kavishay Rogers, a DBCYP participant and 2017 graduate of Wharton High School is awarded a laptop computer courtesy of DBCYP and Buddy's Home Furnishings and a gift card to Dillard's. Kavishay is one of 5 DBCYP participants who graduated from high school or college in 2017.
Jalen Rutherford, a DBCYP participant and 2017 graduate of Sickles High School is awarded a laptop computer courtesy of DBCYP and Buddy's Home Furnishings. Jalen is one of 5 DBCYP participants who graduated from high school or college in 2017.
Sixteen youth, four chaperones, four volunteers and staff from DBCYP prepare to attend the 32nd National Conference On Preventing Crime In The Black Community sponsored by the Office of the Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and co-sponsored by Derrick Brooks Charities in Orlando, May 31 - June 3, 2017. Over 1500 attendees from across the [...]
Hello DBC Community, The Orlando Magic and Elfrid Payton need your help to take home one of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) most prestigious awards. Elfrid has been recognized by the NBA for his outstanding work in the Central Florida community and is a finalist for the 2016-17 NBA Cares Community Assist Season Long Award. [...]