HANDY wrote -
Back to School is COOL!
No feeling is worse than being unprepared, especially for the first day of school. Imagine if you had little to no school supplies, a tattered backpack, and old clothes. You feel no motivation or confidence for the new school year and you just want to quit…
As members of HANDY’s Next Generation Committee you can change that picture for more than 200 of HANDY’s middle and high school students! We ask you to participate in our “Back to School Drive.”
-$25 will fill 1 backpack for 1 HANDY student
-$125 will provide 1 HANDY student a shopping spree &1 backpack
-$250 will provide 10 HANDY students with a filled backpack
-$625 will supply an entire classroom with filled backpacks
-Other $ ___(greatly appreciated!)
HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults.
HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children who participate in comprehensive programs that focus on education, youth development, and economic self-sufficiency.
BY THE NUMBERS...
Lives are changed | 97% youth moved to the next grade and improve
academically | 95% of youth graduated high school and 100% of them enrolled in college/technical school.
Lives are saved | 94% of the youth did not engage in criminal activities.
Dreams come true | 68% of college students graduate as compared to 3% nationally for same population of youth.
ABOUT HANDY'S NEXT GENERATION COMMITTEE:
This volunteer committee is comprised of the next generation of South Florida’s leaders and young professionals who work with HANDY and provide a relationship-building forum for that Next Generation.
HANDY's Next Generation Committee:
Cori Fraser, Lawrence D. Share Company
Cristy Caserta, Esq., Salpeter Gitkin, LLP
Lizzie Arroyo, Auxis
Yaslin Arroyo, Auxis
Molly Carey, LaLa Couture Boutique
Nicole Jackson-Akers, Indian Creek Country Club
Breon Callins, HANDY
Matt Champion, Kaplan, Inc.
Eric Coffman, Esq., Greenberg Traurig
Jessica Coutain, Parents Choice Academy
Sean Coyle, Esq., AkermanSenterfitt
Chris Davis, Medpro Staffing, Inc.
Samantha DeBianchi, DeBianchi Real Estate
Philip DeBiasi, Advocate Home Care
EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group)
Andrea Gajewski, Smuckers
David Galindo, Auxis
Evan Goldman, Children’s Service Council of Broward County
Laura Holloway, Bankers Realty Services
Lauren Humphreys, Chrysler Jeep Dodge Subaru of North Broward
Ian Lis, Esq., Tripp Scott
Brittany Manzie, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Brock Metcalf, Vantiv
Darby Peterson, Indian Trace Animal Hospital
Keegan Roper, MD, Inline Health & Wellness
Axel Soto, AutoNation
John Stunson, Auxis
Maggie Toms, Livewire Electric, Inc.
Alexandra Weber, Pilates Instructor
Nicola Worsnop, MMD Realty, LLC