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