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18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend 2022

January 10 - January 17

THE YMCA of South Florida’s 18th Annual MLK Inspirational Weekend took place January 14-17. It consisted of a Teen Town Hall, a special Sponsor Dinner, Inspirational Breakfast in Fort Lauderdale, Inspirational Luncheon in Miami, and Day of Service projects in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors and all of our sponsors for supporting this worthy cause.

18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend- BREAKFAST Live Recording

“The time is always right to do what is right”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

STAND FOR SOMETHING

Dr. King’s dream was to create a nation where people were judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. The YMCA of South Florida has been working hard to incorporate these dreams into our communities. For the past 17 years, we have been honoring his legacy with our Inspirational Weekend, which includes a Breakfast in Broward County; Luncheon in Miami-Dade County and Day of Service across the counties we serve. Through the activities of this weekend, we remember Dr. King by bringing our community together in celebration and service to others. 

Each year, the Inspirational Breakfast and Luncheon bring close to a thousand members of the business and civic community together to honor Dr. King’s legacy. These events support our “I Have a Dream” Youth Scholarship Fund. From preschool to college, the Y believes all youth deserve the ability to reach their full potential. We invite you to join us, STAND FOR SOMETHING and help support us in strengthening our communities.

We graciously appreciate the communities continued support of this important and engaging event. Due to the challenges of in person gathering we will be making efforts to meet safely and adopt to social distances protocols when able.

I HAVE A DREAM SCHOLARSHIP FUND

All children and teens deserve the opportunity to live up to their full potential. It can be quite difficult to figure out your place in the world. Having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. The Y believes everyone deserves the ability to reach his or her full potential with dignity and pride. With your support, the impact can be endless. Every dollar make a difference!

DAY OF SERVICE

MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022
9AM - 12PM

BROWARD COUNTY LOCATION
Community clean up and beautification project, outdoors!
Meet at Provident Park
1412 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY LOCATION
Community clean up and beautification project, outdoors!
Meet at Juan Pablo Duarte Park
1776 NW 28 Street, Miami, FL 33142

PRESENTING SPONSORS
DIAMOND SPONSORS
PLATINUM SPONSORS
GOLD SPONSORS

Bank of America

Club Med

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Publix

Riverside Hotel

TRUIST

SILVER SPONSOR

America’s Office Source

Bank Leumi

Broward Sheriff’s Office

BHI

Broward Health

Cleveland Clinic

City of Fort Lauderdale

Gunster

Florida Power & Light

KP Cares

Ocean Bank

Shutts & Bowen

Related

Martin Luther King Jr. Inspirational Weekend Keynote Speakers

2005
Pastor Mack King Carter

2006
Pastor C.E. Glover

2007
Pastor John White

2008
Barrington Irving

2009
Cullen Jones

2015
Dr. C.T. Vivian

2016
Diane Judith Nash

2017
Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour

2018
Dr. Clarence Jones

2019
Xernona Clayton

2010
Randy Shannon

2011
Collins Tuohy

2012
J.A. Martinez

2013
Martin Luther King, III

2014
Andrew Young

2020
Minnijean Brown-Trickey

2021
Reverend James Lawson

2022
Dr. Clayborne Carson

Year

Dave W. Cash Youth Scholarship Awardees

Spirit of Community Award  Recipient

2012Rebecca Marie CansecoJason Taylor
2013Lauderhill Teen LeadersWillie E. Gary
2014Rowanne AliDr. Robert B. Hayling
2015Simone NelziLerue Sarvis
2016Thaliah SicardThe Mizell Family
2017Bardo Lazo, Denilson Pierre-LouisThe Honorable Donald L. Graham, Beauregard “Bo” Cummings
2018Joshua Mitchell, Shanese WrightValencia Gunder, Derek T. Davis
2019Albert Gonzalez, Alvaro PerpulyTrailblazers of Broward County, The Children’s Trust
2020Garrin Decembre, Andreen WhiteIrma Hunter Wesley, Enid Pinkney
2021First Responders & Healthcare WorkersFirst Responders & Healthcare Workers
2022X’spinziv Emmanuel, Mia HernandezCommissioner Robert L. McKinzie, Albert E. Dotson, Sr.

Details

Start:
January 10
End:
January 17

Organizer

YMCA of South Florida
Website:
https://ymcasouthflorida.org