Ending Poverty and Violence in Lee County
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9am to 11am
The Helm Club of the Landings
4420 Flagship Drive, Fort Myers
For reservations, email email@example.com or call 239-278-1032
Deadline for reservations is March 2, 2016
Optional Breakfast is $15 (Meeting is free.)
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The meeting is free and the Public is Invited to Attend.
Guest speaker Abdul’Haq Muhammed, Executive Director of Quality Life Center (QLC) will discuss his work for the past 20 years with the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida and his leadership role with the Pennies for Community Progress movement to end poverty and violence within Lee County. Mr. Muhammed is a community leader and a motivational speaker who works to uplift children and adults through confidence-building programs based on core values that will teach the tools for a rewarding life.
With other concerned citizens, Abdul’Haq Muhammed founded Quality Life Center to meet the needs of underserved areas in southwest Florida in a way that is respectful and empowering. He developed programs to enhance character development, combat violence and drug abuse, reverse the “victim” mentality and tackle the negative self-image often found amongst the residents. Children in the QLC program learn manners and self-respect. Mr. Muhammed has been recognized for his work in the Dunbar community by former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, Florida’s Attorney General, the Lee County Bar Association, Gulfshore Business Magazine, as well as Person of the Year and Trailblazer Awards from the News-Press.
Muhammed has a vision of equality, dignity and opportunity for all. Through his leadership and example, he has generated a sense of community and hope. Before coming to Fort Myers, Muhammed worked as a drug counselor, a youth counselor, a sensitivity trainer for the NY Police Department, and co-founded Woodycrest Center for Human Development, a nonprofit in the Bronx, working with the neediest populations, from at-risk youth to ex-offenders.
Pennies for Community Progress (P4CP) is a movement to end systemic and structural poverty, violence, and to improve the mental, physical, and socioeconomic health of Lee County Fl. P4CP seeks systems of opportunity and adequate resources for all communities, including those traditionally neglected and underserved, effective prevention and intervention, and hope for youth, adults, and families. P4CP encourages the support and collaboration of all residents in its work to create a Solution Based Comprehensive Plan for Children and Families in Lee County. Based on research and experience the plan should include early learning education, mentoring, scholarship, job preparation and training, comprehensive health care including mental health, life skills, and economic development.
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