The Crockett Foundation hosted their 6th Annual Family and Health Community Festival on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Pompano Citi Center. Booths sponsored by Broward Health provided attendees with health education information and healthcare screenings.
“This is our sixth year doing the festival and every year it gets bigger and better,” said Henri Crockett, Founder and Executive Director of Crockett Foundation. “We like to go out into the community and find ways to empower youth to live healthy lifestyles and create resources for them.”
Through its Equipped To Excel Program and annual community giveaways, the foundation provides students with educational resources to assist with math, science and English.
“We are trying to lighten the load on parents who have multiple children by giving out free haircuts, school supplies, backpacks and any other resources we can bring to the community,” Crockett said.
In addition to the festival, the Crockett Foundation has school-to-school programs, in which they provide peer tutoring to improve attendance, behavior and course performance.
“As a child growing up in Pompano Beach I was always blessed with the ability to ignore all odds placed against me because I believed in myself and my abilities,” said Crockett. “I strongly felt that if I was able to do this then a lot of youth faced with the same circumstances could learn from me. At the end of the day when you really think about it, what other choice is there but to hope, and by giving back to the community my brother Zack and I give hope to our youth.”