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  • June 1, 2021
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Come join us for community support, local collaboration,  gathering and thinking things through.

This is our collective mission:

We lift up our South Florida communities and all who live there — the people and all living beings, nature and the environment. As social entrepreneurs, we collaborate to create positive change in order to promote the quality of life for earth and all of its inhabitants.

Are you doing something amazing to make this world a better place? Would you like support, whether it is collaboration, attendance for an event, public promotion, fundraising or troubleshooting? Are you interested in mentorship or being a mentor? Would you like to become more involved in the South Florida social entrepreneur scene? Then come join us.

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  • Melissa Landis

    In my undergraduate degree I was trained as a student facilitator for my school’s outdoor program. I learned experiential education and grew to love what that type of learning had to offer. This experience brought me to pursue a degree in adventure therapy that combined counseling practices and experiential education, or outdoor education. I worked at an addiction treatment facility for two years as a group coordinator and facilitated both outdoor activities and psychoeducational classes. Due to my personal struggles during that time I decided to take a left turn and change careers and therefore educational degrees. I obtained my MBA in Entrepreneurship from Lynn University and first started Elevate Palm Beach. While building my business, I now work for Lynn University as an adjunct professor and have started a mini-adventure working for a micro-school in Boca Raton. This past summer I started a Ph.D. in Sustainable Education at Prescott College and look forward to using my extensive facilitation skills, my knack for curriculum planning, and passion for connecting you to nature to present the next round of innovation for Elevate Palm Beach in the form of the Rooted Workshop Series and the creation of The Bridge Education Garden.

  • Gurfer Lady, LLC

    “A surf instructing business focused on empowering women in South Florida with the skills & stoke to surf. Through surf lessons, surf workout classes, grill outs and various events we are hope to see more women comfortable and confident in the water.”

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  • Grand Opening! Veterans Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment Center

    This Veteran’s Day, Thursday November 11th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, join Judy Weaver with Connected Warriors, Honorary Host June Gelb, Congressman Ted Deutch, and live music performed by Kendra Erika and Kevin Case for the grand opening of the Connected Warriors Veterans Treatment Center.

    21301 Powerline Road, Suite 106 Boca Raton, FL

    The Connected Warriors Veterans Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment Center provides timely treatment by licensed clinicians when the waiting time or distance to the V.A. is too long. With veteran suicides averaging 22 per day, the service is vital. Connected Warriors plan to replicate this model of service in many more communities.

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    Judy Weaver

    Yoga Therapist and Founder of Connected Warriors and Yoga Unify
    Judy Weaver

    Judy Weaver has over 30 years of learning and teaching as a yoga therapist, teacher and family member. She founded Connected Warriors, the largest volunteer based non-profit delivering Trauma-Conscious yoga programs to active-duty service members, veterans and their families around the world and BodyMind Recalibration™ a multi-discipline practice building cognitive and somatic body-mind relationships. Judy has developed protocols for 3 university clinical studies used by Connected Warriors and health care practitioners. She has been a member of Yoga Alliance Advisory Board, On-line Presenter and part of their Core Curriculum Working Group and contributor to the YSC book “Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans”. Currently she is involved with Yoga Unify, a unique yoga qualification governing agency that brings ethics, mentoring and training to the yoga instructor community. Judy serves as member for the South Florida SEA Board.

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    Eve Lyon, Recovery Navigator

    Career Source Resource Coast
    Eve Lyon, Recovery Navigator

    Eve Lyon previously served as senior director of social enterprise for The Lords Place, a Palm Beach County nonprofit focused on breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing preventative and support services, such as transitional housing, workforce training and reentry, and mental health counseling. In her role as recovery navigator for Career Source, Eve will harness this knowledge to enhance services and identify in-demand employment opportunities for job seekers in recovery and support employers in their efforts to hire and retain this workforce segment on the Treasure Coast of Florida.

    Eve Lyon serves as Treasurer on our South Florida SEA Board.

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    Julie Price

    Chief Operating Officer, Arc Broward
    Julie Price

    Julie Price is a seasoned professional (34 years) in the not-for-profit and social enterprise fields. Her passions include sharing experiences that promote the inclusion and diversity of people with physical and mental challenges in communities where they love to live, learn, work and play.

    Julie serves as Secretary for our South Florida SEA Board.