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19TH ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. INSPIRATIONAL CELEBRATIONS 2023
January 13 - January 20
Many thanks to our fabulous Sponsors, Community Guests, Volunteers, and Staff for participating in our 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational series of events.
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 18 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 community continued support of this important and engaging event. Due to the challenges of in person gatherings we will be making efforts to meet safely and adopt social distance protocols when able.
Dr. Clayborne Carson
Reverend James Lawson
Dr. Clarence Jones
Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour
Diane Judith Nash
Dr. C.T. Vivian
Martin Luther King, III
Pastor John White
Pastor C.E. Glover
Pastor Mack King Carter
Dave W. Cash Youth Scholarship Awardees
Spirit of Community Award Recipient
|2012||Rebecca Marie Canseco||Jason Taylor|
|2013||Lauderhill Teen Leaders||Willie E. Gary|
|2014||Rowanne Ali||Dr. Robert B. Hayling|
|2015||Simone Nelzi||Lerue Sarvis|
|2016||Thaliah Sicard||The Mizell Family|
|2017||Bardo Lazo, Denilson Pierre-Louis||The Honorable Donald L. Graham, Beauregard “Bo” Cummings|
|2018||Joshua Mitchell, Shanese Wright||Valencia Gunder, Derek T. Davis|
|2019||Albert Gonzalez, Alvaro Perpuly||Trailblazers of Broward County, The Children’s Trust|
|2020||Garrin Decembre, Andreen White||Irma Hunter Wesley, Enid Pinkney|
|2021||First Responders & Healthcare Workers||First Responders & Healthcare Workers|
|2022||X’spinziv Emmanuel, Mia Hernandez||Commissioner Robert L. McKinzie, Albert E. Dotson, Sr.|
2022– 18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend- BREAKFAST Live Recording