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National Conference on Preventing Crime

2019-06-24T14:18:51-04:00June 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Day 2 Brooks Bunch Blog

2019-06-19T07:27:46-04:00June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Day 1 of the Brooks Bunch Bootcamp Trip

2019-06-18T18:17:25-04:00June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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OAG Conference 2019 Photos

2019-06-03T17:23:35-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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19th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Classic

2019-05-14T09:44:08-04:00May 14th, 2019|News|

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 [...]

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Derrick Brooks Charities Day 2 at the Wellcare Charity/Employee Expo

2019-02-14T15:23:10-05:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Derrick Brooks Charities Participates in The Wellcare Employee Charity Expo

2019-02-13T15:25:52-05:00February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Student’s Night at State Fair

2019-02-12T09:35:10-05:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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

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Brooks Bunch Business Academy in Action!

2019-02-05T10:11:47-05:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Grammar Slammer for Math and Literacy Academy

2019-02-05T10:13:04-05:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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.

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Derrick Brooks Charities Life Skills Academy Starts New Module

2019-02-05T10:06:43-05:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Young Ladies Rites of Passage Nov/Dec Update

2019-01-14T21:17:29-05:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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2018-09-20T12:03:18-04:00September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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Hyundai’s Homecoming Players Tribune Featuring Derrick Brooks

2019-08-05T15:16:43-04:00December 4th, 2017|DB in the community, Uncategorized|

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.

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32nd National Conference on preventing crime in the black community

2017-06-22T15:53:19-04:00June 22nd, 2017|News|

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, [...]

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Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Programs Awards Graduates with New laptop Computers and Gift Cards.

2017-06-02T19:20:55-04:00June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

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.  

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32nd National Conference On Preventing Crime In The Black Community

2017-05-31T19:07:54-04:00May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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NBA Cares Community Assist Award

2017-04-27T17:36:17-04:00April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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. [...]