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Wellcare Employability Skills Summer Program

2019-10-28T21:25:48-04:00July 29th, 2019|Brooks Bunch, Brooks Bunch Life Skills Academy, Uncategorized, WellCare Summer Program|

The WellCare Employability Skills Program in partnership with Derrick Brooks Charities has been quite a success. So far there has been Session I – Information Technology. The WellCare IT team came in and spoke with the students about the world of IT and the jobs that currently exist. They played a learning Bingo game. [...]

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Brooks Bunch Business Academy November Update

2018-11-14T16:07:00-05:00November 14th, 2018|Brooks Bunch|

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. [...]

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Brooks Bunch Business Academy Week 4

2018-10-11T12:51:23-04:00October 11th, 2018|Brooks Bunch|

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.

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Brooks Bunch Business Academy Week 2

2018-09-26T10:05:30-04:00September 26th, 2018|Brooks Bunch|

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 [...]

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Brooks Bunch Business Academy Week 1

2018-09-20T11:18:32-04:00September 19th, 2018|Brooks Bunch|

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 [...]

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Brooks Bunch Coming Home Day 6

2018-06-12T09:04:54-04:00June 12th, 2018|Brooks Bunch|

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 [...]

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Brooks Bunch Day 5

2018-06-12T09:16:05-04:00June 7th, 2018|Brooks Bunch, Business Boot Camp|

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 [...]

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Brooks Bunch Day 4- The City of Brotherly Love

2018-06-06T22:29:21-04:00June 6th, 2018|Brooks Bunch, Business Boot Camp|

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 [...]

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Brooks Bunch Day 2

2018-06-06T20:24:45-04:00June 6th, 2018|Brooks Bunch, Business Boot Camp|

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 [...]

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Brooks Bunch Complete the Fifth Third Bank Venture Capital Program and Receive EVERFI Certification

2018-03-07T09:03:11-05:00March 7th, 2018|Brooks Bunch, EVERFI|

Yesterday the Brooks' Bunch students received their certification for successfully completing the Fifth Third Bank Venture Capital Program provided by our partnership with Fifth Third Bank and EVERFI. This is their second certification this school year. Through this program the students wrote business plans for starting their own Food Truck business. We were honored to [...]

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Brooks Bunch Special Guest Speaker Mr. Stuart Lasher

2019-08-05T15:43:43-04:00January 24th, 2018|Brooks Bunch|

On Tuesday January 23, 2018, Mr. Stuart Lasher of Quantum Capital Partners paid a visit to the Brooks Bunch Class to speak with the students about entrepreneurship. His life lessons through failures and success were invaluable to these young men and women. He gave a 60 minute information packed presentation including an in depth power [...]

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Brooks Bunch Helps the Buccaneers D-Line

2017-12-13T09:44:56-05:00December 13th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

On December 12, 2017 15 members of the Brooks Bunch along with Ms. Tina Serra and Coach Maggie Hedley assisted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers D-Line with Christmas shopping for many Tampa Bay Families. A very special thank you to our students who are extremely community-minded. This is the 3rd community service project that they have [...]

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Brooks Bunch Business Boot Camp Update

2017-10-23T13:09:55-04:00October 18th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

Brooks Bunch held its 4th meeting on Oct.17,2017. On this day ,the students learned how a credit score is calculated and why it matters. They also learned how to monitor, manage and avoid damaging their credit score, the components of a typical credit report, and the implications of a good or bad credit history. Next [...]

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Brooks Bunch Business Boot Camp Week 2

2017-10-04T19:53:51-04:00October 4th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

Yesterday we had our second Brooks Bunch class of the school year and this module was entitled Banking - this was a follow up to the first module entitled Savings. The students completed their virtual course and had the pleasure of have Ms. Kristin Howard from Fifth Third Bank Retail Branch Downtown Tampa as their [...]

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Brooks Bunch Day 4 -Final Day in Chicago

2017-07-18T20:03:02-04:00July 18th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

So all good things must come to an end but not before an action packed day in the Windy City! We started the day with a great breakfast at the hotel and headed out early for the CBOE - The Chicago Board of Exchange. All of the group were presented with official name tags used [...]

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Brooks Bunch Day 3 on to Chicago

2017-07-18T18:49:30-04:00July 14th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

Up early and headed to the airport to catch a short flight over the giant lake to Chicago, Illinois! We arrived in Chicago and Washington picked us up in the Chicago Classic Charter bus.  We were whisked to Wrigley Field and had a personal meet and great with Coach Joe Maddon. It was a great [...]

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Brooks Bunch Day 2 Detroit , Michigan

2017-07-14T13:55:32-04:00July 11th, 2017|Brooks Bunch, Uncategorized|

Our day started off with a wonderful breakfast at the Dearborn Inn, from there we went downtown Detroit to Wayne State University where we were treated to a tour by two great tour guides. The campus is HUGE and is downtown. The students thoroughly enjoyed the informative tour...next stop - The Henry Ford [...]

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Brooks Bunch Trip Day 2 Dearborn, Michigan

2017-07-18T11:18:54-04:00July 11th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

After the tour of the Henry Ford Museum the group caught a bus over the Rogue Museum to watch Ford F150 trucks in production. The plant is massive and the experience was incredible. Following our time at the Ford Facilities it was back to the hotel to change for dinner. The group rested for a [...]

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Brooks Bunch Trip Day 2 Dearborn, Michigan

2017-07-11T19:41:35-04:00July 11th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

Day 3 in Dearborn, Michigan started with a wonderful breakfast at the Dearborn Inn and then on to tour Wayne State University. The University is in Downtown Detroit and is almost as big as the University of South Florida. The tour was very informative and it was a whopping 59 degrees out that morning when [...]

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Brooks Bunch 2017 Trip Day 1

2017-07-06T18:33:07-04:00June 29th, 2017|Brooks Bunch|

On June 18, 2017 30 Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School Students and 10 Chaperones checked into the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel for the first leg of their Brooks Bunch 2017 trip to Detroit and Chicago. The trip was action packed from Sun-Up to Sun-Down. On June 19th the group departed Tampa International Airport for the [...]

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