Juneteenth is a celebration marking an end to slavery in the United States. Though Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, very few people were immediately freed. It proclaimed that “all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” But the nation was in the midst [...]
Join us for the 2021 Derrick Brooks Pensacola Charitable Golf Classic on Monday, August 30th at the Pensacola Country Club. All proceeds of this event go to support our charities in Pensacola and the surrounding Northwest Florida area. Thank you Sue Straughn for helping us get the word out! We appreciate you. For more [...]
On April 6, 2021 Derrick Brooks was honored by Thaddeus Bullard of the WWE with the Wrestle Mania 37 Community Champion Award at Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School for his work through Derrick Brooks Charities. It was a very special honor for him as he was presented with a WWE Championship Belt by the one and [...]
Derrick Brooks Charities would like to thank Publix Super Markets Charities for supporting us again in our annual Thanksgiving Meals Give- Away. Also, we were able to provide masks, sanitizers, and disinfectant spray as well! It is an honor to serve our community! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! [...]
Derrick Brooks Charities online auction will start on November 5th and close at 9pm on November the 9th. The auction link is www.yourcharityauction.com/db55. I hope you all will join me in supporting a great cause. We have some amazing items you don't want to miss it! We need donations for the Derrick Brooks Charities online [...]
Good Morning! On behalf of Father's Day we are running a special discount on items in our store with promo code DAD2020 you will receive a 20% discount on all items from now through next Wednesday! This will be a perfect Father's Day gift for those special Dads in your lives. We also have some [...]
Mark Your Calendar for the 20th Annual Derrick Brooks Celebrity Weekend! May 3 & 4, 2020 Pairing Party: To Be Announced Golf Tournament: Old Memorial Golf Club For more information or to reserve your foursome, call 813-877-8681 or go to db55.com/golf
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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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