Essay competition in celebration of the month of June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
By Patrice Dyer
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation (CAHF), originating out of the historic creation of Caribbean American Heritage Month has joined the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition (GCAC Coalition) and the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (“GCACC”) to continue the tradition of commitment to excellence by continuing the Annual Caribbean-American Heritage Month Youth Essay Competition.
This competition is geared toward High School students of the 11th and 12th grade level.
“It has been seven years since the Congressional creation of Caribbean American Heritage Month, and as we transcend developmental stages, it is critically important that we continue to develop our young minds in preparation of the challenges that lie ahead,” says Glenn Joseph, Executive Director of CAHF and who was the Executive Vice President of The Institute of Caribbean Studies and one of the key persons engaged in the successful legislating for Caribbean American Heritage Month. He is also the current Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and its Interim President. This is a very important partnership that will enable us to reveal the caliber of intellect that we have re-siding in our youth as we continue to tap into and showcase their talents. It is critically important that we continue to provide the next generation with the necessary tools so that we can promote and reward excellence, as well as provoke a sense of civic duty.
“The GCACC is proud to be a part of this continuing effort to recognize and reward talented students of Caribbean American Heritage. It is imperative that we find, encourage and recognize the most talented students in our community, because they are the ones that we need to be the future leaders of the next generation,” said State Representative Hazelle Rogers District 95, Florida State House.
On this journey, as we continue along the path of educating each other about the richness of Caribbean Heritage and its contribution to this our adopted home, we must reaffirm our commitment to the traditional values that are our Heritage, turn back the challenges that abound, and embrace the opportunities that are created.
Continuing to support this alliance is State Representative Hazelle Rogers of District 95 who has served as a Board Member of the GCAC Coalition and the GCACC and is currently an advisor to these collaborative partners.
For more about Caribbean American Heritage Foundation Inc, call (954) 892 2015.
To learn more about the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition, visit their website at: www.gcaccoalition.com, or contact Cleve Osbourne, President and Co-Chair of Unifest 2013 at (954) 243-7748.
For information on the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GCACC), visit their website at www.GCACC.com, or call (954) 634-2472.