Community Involvement

To create a positive environment and teach our youth the importance of caring for each other Karen Corcoran-Walsh often participates in events that aide others or their community. Karen believes by teaching positive skills to our youth we can break the cycle and create better future.

See the variety of community events Karen has participated in:

 

Florida Marlins Gamemarlins in the community

Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF), one of the nation’s most successful addiction treatment centers strictly for teens, has announced that approximately 50 of its teens in recovery will be attending the Miami Marlins baseball game. All of the tickets were donated by the Miami Marlins as a sign of community partnership with Inspirations for Youth and Families, whose aim is to assist teens in their battle against drug and alcohol addiction.

NBA Ball Stars Youth Camp nba ball stars community event
The experts on teen substance abuse at Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) teen rehab have teamed up with the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) NBA Legends and Ball Stars Youth Camp to give a presentation on the prevention of teen drug and alcohol addiction to preteens and teenagers in West Palm Beach.

4th Annual Hopeful Tears Grief Summit rainbow

Inspirations for Youth exhibited at the 4th Annual Hopeful Tears Grief Summit. The Summit was staged by Tomorrows Rainbow, whose mission is to provide grieving children, teens and their families an emotionally safe environment for hope and healing through guidance, education and support.

Lauren Book speaks to teens

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Lauren Book was a victim and is now a survivor of child sexual abuse. Because of her experience, Book founded Lauren’s Kids along with her father, Ronald Book, in 2007. Under Ms. Book’s leadership, the nonprofit organization works to create a world where the exploitation of children is not tolerated. Every year, Book walks the state of Florida to raise awareness about sexual abuse and to allow survivors an outlet to speak out about their experiences.

Boca PAL 5K Run

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Inspirations for Youth and Families teen drug rehab (IYF) was a proud sponsor of the the Sun Capital Half Marathon as well as the Five Guys 5K Run  in Boca Raton. The event was set up by the Boca Raton Police Athletic League (BocaPal), a non-profit group established by the Boca Raton Police Department to assist youth who are at risk of academic failure, substance abuse or criminal activity by providing safe places for them to go during non-school hours with structured recreational activities. Boca Raton Police Officers act as role models to city youth and assist with sports, leadership, and educational programs.

Stomp Out Bullying

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STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the US. STOMP Out Bullying focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.

Boca Pal Boxing Event

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Inspirations for Youth & Family, a nationally renowned teen treatment center, has been a proud sponsor of a number of the Boca Raton Police Athletic League Chapter events including the “Get Inspired against Teen Drug Addiction,” boxing event.
Jimmy Cefalo and Inspirations for Youth and Families

Inspirations for Youth and Families is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2nd Annual Charlie McCutcheon Memorial, presented by BocaPal. The Boca Raton Police Athletic League puts on the Charlie McCutcheon Golf Tournament  at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton. The Boca Raton PAL mentors at-risk youth through athletic and academic involvement.

Women in Distress Presentation

Angelica Brodeur of Women’s in Distress of Broward spoke to the teens at Inspirations for Youth and Families about Domestic Violence, which happened to be during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Women In Distress of Broward County is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center. They offer 24-hour crisis intervention through their Crisis Hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children. They also provide education and professional training on domestic violence and related topics in Broward County schools and the surrounding community.