HANDY promotes team-building and leadership skills at annual Field Day

imageFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – On May 10, 45 Broward county middle and high school students gathered for Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth’s (HANDY) second annual Field Day at Holiday Park.

HANDY’s young professional committee, Next Generation united with Leadership Broward Foundation’s Emerge Broward to promote team-building and leadership skills among the students.

“We wanted to put together a hands-on activity for the students that was fun and competitive and helped them build meaningful relationships within the community,” said HANDY Director of Development Beth Bryant.

Students participated in various games, races and educational activities throughout the day.

HANDY is a nonprofit organization that aims to embrace, educate and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged and productive adults. For more than 27 years, HANDY has met the needs of more than 50,000 Broward county children and youth in foster and relative/non-relative care under protective supervision. HANDY annually serves more than 1,300 at-risk children and youth between the ages of birth to 23 years old.