Inspiration is defined as a process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. But what does it truly mean to be inspired or what does it look like?
For some, it may come from a speech they hear, seeing someone excelling despite the circumstances they have been dealt with, or simply a self-realization. This March, the YMCA will be conducting its 16th Annual Inspiration Breakfast.
Year after year, the Y does not disappoint, featuring the most inspirational speakers South Florida has come to know. This year’s keynote speaker is Head Coach of the Miami Hurricanes, Mark Richt. Football coaches, after all, are known for their inspirational pre-game speeches.
The purpose of this breakfast is not just to inspire, but to educate as well. The theme for the sought after breakfast is drowning prevention. Living in a water-rich (no pun intended) environment, drowning prevention is cause the Y feels very strongly about, even having a single department dedicated to this epidemic.
Florida ranks first in the nation for drowning-related deaths for children in the United States. Living in an area surrounded by water, safety is an issue that needs to not be taken lightly. Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death for kids ages 5-14 and 88% of kids who drown do so under adult supervision.
With these numbers, the Y was reinforced with a call of action and started bringing on board more programs to lower these statistics.
The Y has created many outlets to help feed this hunger of water safety for the Florida community, from swimming lessons of all ages to volunteer and advocacy opportunities to be able to increase knowledge on safety tips.
For more information on this event, visit ymcaspbc.org/inspirationbreakfast.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”- Helen Keller