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L.E.A.D. Nation celebrates 10 years of service and kicks-off 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit

L.E.A.D. Nation, Inc. celebrates 10 years of service to youth and families with the "Blue Jeans & Blazers" kick-off event for the 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit, April 21-24. Photo: Gregory F. Reed


MIAMI, FL  –  On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Leaders by Empowerment-Activists by Development (L.E.A.D. Nation) and the South Florida Youth Summit hosted its 2nd Annual “Blue Jeans and Blazers” fundraiser at 1st Klass Café in Pembroke Pines to help raise funds and awareness for the organization's upcoming South Florida Youth Summit. 

Guests showed up in their chic blazers and designer blue jeans as WHQT Hot 105's DJ DP kept the crowd on their feet. The members of Black Greek letter organizations were definitely in the building and made their presence known as the Omegas stepped to "Atomic Dog" and the AKAs "Set It Off." 

"We are really excited about where we are going," said Florida State Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park. "L.E.A.D. Nation is changing the narrative for the next generation. To date, we have over 500 middle and high school students registered for the 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit."

Notable guests in attendance at the event included Mayor of Miramar Wayne Messam; Pembroke Pines City Commissioner Jay Schwartz; City of West Park Commissioner Brian Johnson; and Miami Gardens Assistant City Manager Vernita Alexander Nelson. For more information and to register for this year’s South Florida Youth Summit, visit

Rep. Shevrin Jones & Commissioner Jay Schwartz Photo: Gregory F. Reed


Adrian Freeman, Executive Director, L.E.A.D. Nation & Kerline Jules, Chairwoman South Florida Youth Summit Photo: Gregory F. Reed



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