The YMCA of South Florida’s 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend, which honors Dr. King and his legacy through activities that bring communities together in celebration and service to others, kicks off on Friday, Jan. 13 with a breakfast in Broward County beginning at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale, 301 East Broward Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
Other activities throughout the weekend include a luncheon, a Teen Town Hall, and Day of Service projects throughout South Florida. More than 1,000 business and civic community leaders are expected to attend both the MLK, Jr. Inspirational Breakfast and Luncheon to support the YMCA of South Florida’s “I Have a Dream” Youth Scholarship Fund. The Y offers a variety of youth programs which include preschool, after school, employment opportunities, teen groups and college tours and readiness.
The keynote speaker is Michelle Duster, author, public historian, professor and granddaughter of civil rights and women’s rights activist Ida B. Wells. Past keynote speakers include Martin Luther King, III, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones and Stanford University Professor and Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute Director Dr. Clayborne Carson.
Tickets to the 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Breakfast are $150 per person or $2,500 per table. For additional information on the Y’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Weekend events, including tickets, visit https://ymcasouthflorida.org/event/martin-luther-king-jr-inspirational-weekend-2023/.