City Of Miramar To Serve As Signature Event Sponsor Of L.E.A.D. Nation’s Founders Luncheon During 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit


Summit will feature a line-up of interactive seminars, workshops and panel discussions with prominent leaders for South Florida students

MIAMI, FL (April 14, 2016) – Leaders by Empowerment-Activists by Development (L.E.A.D. Nation), in partnership with the Knight Foundation, is pleased to announce the City of Miramar as the Signature Event Sponsor for its 10th Anniversary Commemorative Founders Luncheon featuring Award-Winning Journalist and Social Architect Jeff Johnson as the keynote speaker. The luncheon will be held on Sunday, April 24th from 2 P.M. –5 P.M. at the Hillcrest Golf & Country Club in Hollywood, FL. Tickets are currently available for purchase; table sponsorships are $1,000 and individual tickets can be purchased for $75. 

This year, L.E.A.D. Nation, Inc. celebrates 10 years of service to youth and families and culminates the 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit paying homage to its distinguished founders and leaders in the South Florida community. During the Summit, South Florida students will take part in interactive seminars, workshops, and panel discussions and have the opportunity to become active participants in creating positive social change in their communities.

The SFYS is free for all students and will feature several interactive and experiential learning events presented by influential speakers and educators throughout South Florida. Topics discussed at this year’s Summit will focus on leadership development, technology, education, entrepreneurship, health & wellness and much more. The Summit will also feature an exciting lineup of speakers and presenters to motivate and encourage our youth and those responsible for teaching and training them. Notable guests scheduled to attend this year’s Summit includes the aforementioned Civil Rights Legend and Congressman John Lewis; Founder of Honey Shine, Inc. Tracy Wilson Mourning; Executive Director of the Dream Defenders Umi Selah; Author/Mentor Specialist Shawn Blanchard; and South Florida Community Activist Tangela Sears.


The SFYS’s complete line-up features the following events:

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 P.M. By Invite Only.

When Generations Meet featuring Congressman John Lewis, Umi Selah and Tracy Mourning

Friday, April 22 at 6:30 P.M., at Broward Community College. Free of charge.

(Registration is required)

Youth Summit

Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M., at Miami-Dade College North Campus Conference Center. Free of charge.

Since 2012, more than 4,000 youth have attended L.E.A.D. Nation’s Youth Summit Town Halls, symposiums, workshops and other events to learn and discuss key areas of growth and commitment to making a better future of themselves.

The South Florida Youth Summit hosted by L.E.A.D. Nation is made possible through the continued support of the community and is sponsored by the City of Miramar, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade College, Broward College, Wal-Mart, OIC, Red Tree Health, Calder Casino, Miami Dolphins, and Children Services Council of Broward County.

For more information and to register for this year’s South Florida Youth Summit, please visit

About L.E.A.D. Nation

Leaders by Empowerment, Activists by Development (L.E.A.D. Nation) is a community-based nonprofit organization developed to inspire youth to become leaders in their community by providing the necessary training needed for success. The organization focuses on education, mentoring, service, character and public speaking for middle and high school students, as well as provides a platform for parent engagement and learning. L.E.A.D. Nation was founded in 2006 by State Representative Shevrin Jones, Leo Stoney, and Donald Garner and continues to be a leading organization in hosting events and providing opportunities that inspire youth.

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About Kerline K. Jules (686 Articles)
A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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