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2024 Alternative Spring Break

3/27/2024 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention’s Broward Youth Coalition, Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and the Florida Department of Children and Families for a fun SPRING BREAK!

alternative spring break

1) Fort Lauderdale Beach Cleanup

Saturday, March 9th
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
300 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. (Intersection of Las Olas and A1A)

Join us as we keep our beaches clean while having fun!

Items to Note:

  • Attendees should be at least 8 years of age (adults must accompany minors)
  • Wear appropriate attire: t-shirts and shorts are acceptable
  • Wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops).
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen and water
  • Be sure to join us from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM for a chance to receive special prizes and a few lucky t-shirt giveaways
  • Pre-registration not required

High School students can receive community service hours

2) 8th Annual Above the Influence ATI Rally

Hosted by Broward County Public Schools
Saturday, March 16th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Piper High School
8000 NW 44th St, Sunrise, FL 33351

Join Broward County as we celebrate being above the influence with youth performances and a unity of the bands!

  • March for a Healthy Future
  • 5th – 12th Graders & Teachers
  • Pre-registration for BCPS Teachers and Students closes around 2/29
  • Resource Vendor Tables (organizations who are interested please reach out to [email protected] to receive quick form to submit by 3/10)
  • For more details visit browardschools.com/ati


3) Hallandale Service Project

Friday, March 22nd
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8
1000 SW 3rd St. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

  • 6th – 12th grade students only
  • Packing food for a community food distribution
  • t-shirt giveaway
  • The Gulfstream Academy Community Partnership School CPS monthly food distribution allows volunteers to directly make an impact on families within our community. Volunteers set up, pack bags with food donated by Feeding South Florida. After that the food bags will be passed out to the Hallandale community. Bringing smiles to faces and food to tummies! This activity is completely outdoors (rain or shine).

4) Team Building at Tigertail Ropes Course

Tuesday, March 26th
11:45 AM – 5:30 PM
Tigertail Lake Recreational Center
580 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach, FL 33004

  • Middle and High School students leaders
  • Lunch included
  • Everyone who attendees gets a t-shirt and a chance to win prizes
  • Parent waiver is required
  • Registration required
  • Have fun with Broward Youth Coalition BYC students doing high heights ropes courses.
  • This event is rain or shine.
  • Prepare to be outside with Wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops).

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5) “What’s Eating Alex?” – An interactive Sociodrama exploring bullying and its consequences

Wednesday, March 27th
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Nova Southeastern University
The Mailman Hollywood Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium
7001 Mary McCahill Dr., Davie FL 33314

Jokes come in many shapes and forms, but when Alex finds herself to be the punchline with no one to turn to, the fallout may have a greater impact than anyone expected….

  • Families are welcome, for ages 10 and older
  • Registration required
  • Please note that you are responsible for & MUST pay for parking ($1.00/hr) to avoid risking a parking ticket. Download the PayByPhone app or go to PayByPhone.com to enter your information and pay.

Note: This program contains subject matters related to mental health issues and bullying

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11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Jenna Stein