Monthly Archives: March 2012

More TV spots for Live Well Lauderhill–tune in Sunday!


For Immediate release                                                                                             March 21, 2012






Miami, Florida… A new Neighbors 4 Neighbors spring special, “Helping Feels Good,” will share some special stories about people and organizations that have made a difference in the South Florida community. Anchored by CBS4 Morning Show Anchors, Jawan Strader and Rhiannon Ally, the program will air on Sunday, March 25th at 11am on MyTV33. It will include the following stories:


  • “Student Leaders in Lauderhill” – When their safety is compromised on the way to school, middle school students join forces with local leaders to find simple solutions to the problem. Nicole Maristany reports.


  • “Life Saving Gift” – Rhiannon Ally shares the story of one of the greatest dangers forSouth Florida toddlers and how a local non-profit offers opportunities for all families to take advantage of a county-wide swim safety program.


  • “Adopt-A-Family 4 the Holidays” – Jawan Strader shares a re-cap of the annual Neighbors 4 Neighbors program that allows families dealing with difficult situations to get help during the holidays.


  • “20 Years of Connecting with Neighbors 4 Neighbors” – Jorge Estevez takes a look back at the start of Neighbors 4 Neighbors and shares all the ways viewers can connect with Neighbors through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Tout.


Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a non-profit organization originally founded as Neighbors Helping Neighbors in 1992 to support victims of Hurricane Andrew under the auspices of WFOR-TV/CBS4 (then WCIX-TV).  Underwritten by the Hoover Foundation, Neighbors has continued to expand its work to assist with a variety of needs throughout South Florida, but the mission of Neighbors remains true to its original objective: to connect those in need with those willing to help. Through the continued support of CBS4 and its sister station, WBFS, TV33 providing on-air announcements and news coverage, Neighbors has amassed some impressive accomplishments.  To date the organization’s phone bank has logged more than 3.5 million calls from viewers in need of help or wanting to help and raised more than $7 million in donations of funds, goods and services which have gone directly to individuals in need.


WFOR-TV/CBS4 and WBFS/MyTV33 are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.


For more information on CBS4 and MyTV33 please visit


Press contact: Lee Zimmerman, Director of Communications, WFOR-TV and WBFS

Phone: (305) 639-4426    



Own the Overpath!!


The first Own the Overpath event is Saturday March 24th 8:30am-12:00pm.  Come work with the student leaders of Lauderhill as they begin a cleanup of the Overpath area.  Learn about their agenda for change as they work to build a healthier community.  Help identify opportunities for improvement and see the vision for the future.  Own the Overpath is bringing positive energy and change to the neighborhood.  Contact Jocelyn Boyd at to get involved in this great event.  Live Well Lauderhill!!

2012 College Tour is On!!!


The bus pulled out at 5:30am taking nearly 50 students and Champions on the Spring Break College Tour.  Live Well Lauderhill student leaders Y students from across the county are heading out for a weeklong adventure throughout Florida and Georgia.  Follow their trip on twitter @ YTour2012 and check out their blog at

Great things are happening  Live Well Lauderhill!!!



2012 Youth Summit at the Broward County Convention Center


The student leaders of Live Well Lauderhill completed their PhotoVoice travelling exhibit tour with a showcase at the 2012 Youth Summit at the Broward County Convention Center.  Over 1,000 community leaders and 250 students had an opportunity to view their work, learn about Live Well Lauderhill, and see the power of creating a PhotoVoice exhibit in their community.  The students had the opportunity to go through the Life Maze, which they reported was the highlight of the day.  They also had the amazing opportunity to hear Geoffrey Canada speak about the Harlem Children’s Zone.  In our feedback session following the event, students had some reflections about his message.  The student leaders have officially opened their exhibit for bidding (a request of several attendees at the art exhibit).  Interested in purchasing a Live Well Lauderhill photo?  Please contact Jocelyn Boyd at 100% of proceeds will fund summer programming opportunities for the students of Live Well Lauderhill.