PBC Youth Services “Birth to 22” breakfast

Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is joining the United Way of Palm Beach County, Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County, PNC Bank and Florida Power & Light (FPL) to host a business leaders breakfast on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 7:30 to 10 a.m.  The event will take place at the Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.

The event’s theme, “Palm Beach County Children:  Our Most Promising Startups,” is in support of the “Birth to 22:  United for Brighter Futures” initiative.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Campbell Soup Foundation President/CEO Kim Fremont Fortunato who will highlight multiple ways that the Campbell Soup Company supports community well-being and youth empowerment in locations across the country where its employees live and work.

The panelists include Inner City Innovators Founder Ricky Aiken, FPL Public and Community Engagement Director Thomas Bean, the Hilton Garden Inn Director of Sales and Marketing Jason DelGrosso, PNC Bank Client and Community Relations Director Kim Reckley and Business Development Board of Palm Beach County President/CEO Kelly Smallridge.  The panel moderator will be Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President Tony Carvajal.

                “The businesses currently supporting ‘Birth to 22’ add an invaluable dimension to our collective impact efforts,” said Tammy Fields, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department director. “Many view their participation as a sound investment made today—for compounded returns tomorrow,” she added.

                Proceeds of the event will benefit two area organizations that empower youth to succeed.  Achieve Palm Beach County focuses on ensuring that county students have access and success through post-secondary training and college degrees.  Inner City Innovators, Inc. works to inspire and empower inner city youth to embody the change they want to see in their community. The organization strives to give youth the example and platform they need to take the safety of their own communities into their hands.

To purchase tickets, visit the United Way of Palm Beach County websitehttp://www.unitedwaypbc.org/PBC-Children-Our-Most-Promising-Startups?returnTo=main.

This event coincides with the seventh annual national “Ready by 21” conference being held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, April 18 to 20, 2018.  For information, visit


For more information about “Birth to 22:  United for Brighter Futures,” visit http://pbcbirthto22.com/.