ST. PETERSBURG — Seventeen year old Anthony sits on a sea wall outside a Pinellas Point home. His feet dangle above the water. He feels something he’s waited a long time for.
Project Bridge—a program that provides transitional services to young people reintegrating back to their homes from juvenile justice programs—partnered with JLM Records to host its first 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Lakeland’s Simpson Park Community Center was the site for the event, and there are plans to rotate the location as they organize future tournaments.
Everyday Hero host Bill Murphy met him in Tampa at his place, JLM Records, a full-service production and recording studio.
Thousands of families were reunited this June in the Tampa Bay area. Read their stories here.
The sold out event was hosted at the beautiful Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. The event consisted of an active silent auction, game of chance, a meet-and -greet with Matt Blair, and a Chip Against the Champ with local youth champions.
Each time Jean Roy hugs his son, he holds him a little tighter. He knows just a few months ago these hugs didn't come as easy.
The City of Clearwater is renewing its efforts to reduce child drownings by again offering $10 swim lessons to anyone in Tampa Bay.
Reunification is truly a community success. The parents who are reunified with their children are supported in their communities by family court judges, case workers, service providers, guardians ad litem, foster parents, and relatives, among others.
Victoria Rowell, 58, is an American ballerina, model, actress, author and activist.