Faith and Community Symposium Brings Together Government, Faith Leaders and More

Media Advisory: October 18, 2012
Contact: Erin Gillespie, DCF Press Secretary, (850) 717-4450
                   C.J. Drake, DJJ Communications Director, (850) 921-5905

Faith and Community Symposium Brings Together Government, Faith Leaders and More
DCF, DJJ host “Our Children, Our Future: Restoring Hope”

WHO: Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins and Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters; Renowned speaker Papa Joe Bradford of Elijah’s Heart Ministry; Legendary coach Tony Dungy; Jaiya John, who grew up in foster care and now is a true advocate for our children; and Derrick Brooks and Myron Rolle, former NFL football players who now partner with DCF on the Camps for Champions program for children in foster care.

WHAT: "Our Children, Our Future: Restoring Hope," brings together leaders of faith, child welfare, juvenile justice and others to talk about how we work together to empower Florida's children and families and set them on a path to success. This symposium will present several opportunities for meaningful collaboration that can truly change lives and strengthen communities.

WHEN: Oct. 24-26
   

  • Oct. 24, 9 a.m.: Keynote by DCF Secretary David Wilkins, DJJ Secretary Wansley Walters, Derrick Brooks
  • Oct. 24, Noon: Keynote by Papa Joe Bradford
  • Oct. 25, 9 a.m.: Keynote by Jaiya John
  • Oct. 25, Noon: Keynote by Coach Tony Dungy
  • Oct. 26, 9 a.m.: Keynote by Myron Rolle

WHERE: Florida Hotel and Conference Center at the Florida Mall, 1500 Sand Lake Road,  Orlando 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://faithsymposium.dcf.state.fl.us

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