Welcome!

Now in its 6th year, the National Faith Symposium will be held October 13-14, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

The Symposium is one of the State of Florida’s premier events bringing together leaders of faith, child welfare, juvenile justice, and others to talk about how we work together to empower Florida’s children and families and set them on a path to success.

This must attend event is being held in collaboration with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Children and Families and their partner, the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council.

Purpose: The Symposium will connect conference attendees to resources, highlight best practices, and provide training to enhance faith and community-based programs that serve at-risk youth and struggling families.

Focus Areas: Workshops and speakers will share best practices, techniques and tools that build program capacity and have proven most effective in obtaining extraordinary results.

Throughout the conference, there will be more than 30 breakout sessions and numerous booths and displays in a large exhibit area.

The $100 registration fee includes a variety of workshops, luncheons and networking opportunities. To register, visit our registration page.


Champions of Hope

The Champions of Hope awards will be presented to two outstanding faith-based organizations for best practices, initiatives and innovations statewide. All nominees will be recognized for their passion and efforts to the agencies' missions.

These awards are presented by the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council in partnership with the Department of Children and Families and Department of Juvenile Justice.


Dr. Steve Perry

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Steve Perry

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. Featured in CNN's Black in America series, Dr. Perry is the most talked about innovative educator on the scene today. Perry is the founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. Capital Prep has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income, minority, first generation high school graduates to four-year colleges every year since its first class graduated in 2006.

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