THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR THE
1ST ANNUAL CENTRAL FLORIDA
COMMUNITY CARE FAIR
Thank you to everyone who was a part of the Central Florida Community Care Fair & Concert ft. Mookboy LIVE (FREE ENTRY) from our partners like Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Alliance for Safety & Justice, Saving Our Daughters Corp, Orlando Unity Global Inc "OUG", The One Foundation, The Experience Christian Center, The Wire 98.5 and more to the hosts Charlotte "Cha-Cha" Davis and Mishara Bianca to the DJ like DJ Ameer and Dj Keylo Ent, our vendors to the dance performers such as Divaz of Pink Sapphyre, Kiara Celeste and Brittany Lyons to the musical acts such as the legend Mook Boy, Eliseo Way, Quent Aleem, Caesar Flow, Destiny Jenkins, Pretti Emage and more to music acts to workshop facilitators with Crystal Dennis leading the Youth Employability Panel, Baruti of Brotherhood with the "Why You Mad?" workshop to the law enforcement from Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida with the crime prevention workshop and persons running for office that participated it was a HUGE success. We only had 6 weeks to plan this event since May 20th and still made magic happen.There will be a 2nd Annual Central Florida Community Care Fair in 2018 that will be even bigger and better. If you missed out don't worry, here's a recap with some pictures and links to our website for the full recap along with videos from the event.
What Took Place?
On July 8th, 2017, the 1st ANNUAL CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY CARE FAIR & CONCERT took place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Main Venue. Hundreds of attendants reaching over 750 all came together to give back to the community on one day. Aimed to help "stop the violence" this was an expo event with over 50 vendors from social services and non profits to financial services and job employers all in one building to show the great resources Central Florida has.
There was a kids corner with bounce houses, nail and face painting, and an after- party concert with live performances by musical acts, dance teams, guest speakers, food and drinks and more. What even took place that was more important was the vendors that were available from nonprofits to law enforcement to life and health insurance agents and more. We also had 3 workshops take place at the event.
The first was the "Why You Mad?" workshop, facilitated by Baruti of Brotherhood, Manhood, Fatherhood. This workshop focused on the stresses of life and how to maintain a positive mental health. The second workshop that took place was the Crime Prevention Workshop facilitated by Orange County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Team. This workshop focused on tips to prevent crime and to stay safe in any hostile environment. Followed by that was last but far from least, the Youth Employability Panel hosted by Crystal Dennis which focused on great tips and resources for youth to get employed or start their own business. It featured a workshop, panel and resource corner with resume tips and a "how to tie a tie" tutorial by one of our Let Your Voice Be Heard, Inc. volunteers.
There was also the after party portion of the event which featured guest speakers such as Miles Mulrain Jr. and Zulu Dynasty, Tranise Brown, Ameer Davis and more. LIVE PERFORMANCES took place by MOOK BOY, ELISEO (Of T.R.E.A.L.) , ANTWAUN MILES (Warlando), Quent Aleem, Revelations Acapella, Yella, King Biggie AND MORE! There were dance performances by DIVAZ of PYNK Sapphyre Majorette Dance Team, Kiara Celeste, Brittany Lyons and more.
The event was backed by media outlets such as 104.5 The Beat, Power 95.3, The Wire 98.5, STAR 94.5 and MORE!This event was featured on Orlando Sentinel, WFTV 9, Orlando Weekly, The Wire 98.5, 4 the Culture TS, 32805, Alliance for Safety and Justice and more. This will be a recurring event taking place every summer in the Central Florida area. To become involved as a sponsor or vendor or planning committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The venue was filled with over 50 vendors from social services to nonprofits to local government to hopeful elected officials to community leaders, residents and more. It was a great event to be at if you loved great resources and merchandise, and also if you were a small business owner or licensed professional.
Youth Employability Panel
One of the highlights of the event was the Youth Employability Panel which focused on providing youth with resources on how to gain employment, begin their own business, or become more vocal in school and life. The panel consisted of 4 professionals ranging from educational services, legal services to entrepreneurs. The Youth Employability Panel was headed and facilitated by Crystal Dennis.
LIVE PERFORMANCES took place by MOOK BOY, ELISEO (Of T.R.E.A.L.) , ANTWAUN MILES (Warlando), Quent Aleem, Revelations Acapella, Yella, King Biggie AND MORE! There were dance performances by DIVAZ of PYNK Sapphyre Majorette Dance Team, Kiara Celeste, Brittany Lyons and more.
Let Your Voice Be Heard, Inc.
Let Your Voice Be Heard is glad to have facilitated the 1st Annual Central Florida Community Care Fair along with almost 20 partners from non profits to organizations to media sponsors. It was a true collaborative effort and for such a short planning stage, the event came out great. We will have future upcoming events such as the monthly community forum taking place July 27th, 2017 at Three Masks Inc at 7:00pm and the community peace walks and youth outreach walks.
We also support our brother and sister organizations and events such as the:
FRRC Convening from July 20-22nd at the Rosen
The Make a Wish Foundation event taking place July 22nd at Club Majestic
The 2nd Annual Pine Hills Stop the Violence All White Tee Walk on July 29th, at 6:00pm meeting at the Ark Christian Center.