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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On Tuesday October 30, 2018 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Derrick Brooks Charities, Jackson in Action Foundation, Military Home Base and XPO Logistics worked in partnership to collect items to go to the Panhandle in relief efforts for Hurricane Michael victims. The drive was from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM and was very successful. We were [...]
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 [...]
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 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.