Community Empowerment Day 2014

communityeventsCommunity Empowerment Series 2014 will be here soon! 

St. Johns County is privileged to be featuring celebrity parenting experts that will be speaking on topics that will  empower us to continue to have one of the best counties in Florida.  Education is knowledge and power that help us to keep our kids safe.  Having three of the best speakers coming to St. Johns County is an honor and opportunity for everyone. You won’t want to miss this FREE event!

The Basics:  Girls and Changing Bodies, Stranger Danger,Tween/Teen Relationships, Bullying & Cyber bullying, Internet Safety and a special surprise guest from Sweety High!

What: Community Empowerment Day!  Join us on Facebook for updated information.

Presented by: The Dance Company of St. Augustine

Where and When:  TBA

Why: To strengthen our community and enrich our parents, teachers and everyone working with our children to be safer and kinder- both online and off. This series is providing parents with valuable tips and resources on some of the most important issues facing children today, especially bullying.  Who will benefit?

  • Parents, grandparents
  • Students
  • Educators and school administrators
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Grandparents (anyone raising children today)
  • Daycare center operators, employees, owners (eligible for service hour credits)
  • Everyone that wants to make our community a safer place for kids!

Thank you to everyone for making this a success! 

Stay tuned for information for our 2014 Community Empowerment Series!

It will be a one-day explosive and educational event not to be missed!

Confirmed speakers and authors are Sarah Burningham, Stacey Honowitz and renown Cyber Bullying Expert and Researcher, Dr. Sameer Hinduja.

Veronica Zelle, founder of Sweety High will also be judging a contest for our local kids we will be announcing shortly as well as bringing a celebrity guest with her from Hollywood, CA!

Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Leading Cyber Bullying and Bullying Expert

Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Leading Cyber Bullying and Bullying Expert

Visit to learn more about Dr. Hinduja and his recent report for the FBI on the research behind sexting and cyber bullying.

His books will also be for sale and he will be available for book signings.








Sarah Burningham

Sarah Burningham


Visit for more information.  Her 4th book, Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body will be launching in January 2013.  Sarah will be signing her books after her lecture.

Sarah is the author of How to Raise Your Parents, Boyology and Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body. She has been interviewed about tween and teen issues by the Today Show, ABC News, CBS News, FOX News, NPR, Newsweek, Teen Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, and Oprah Radio, among others. Sarah will be signing her books after her lecture.








Stacey Honowitz, Florida's Leading State Prosecutor on Sex Crimes against Children

Stacey Honowitz, Florida’s Leading State Prosecutor on Sex Crimes against Children


Visit to learn more about Stacey and her terrific work for our state and the kids!  She is also the author of two books that help you talk to your kids about stranger danger and good touch verses bad touch.  Stacey was amazing in 2013 and we are thrilled she will be back this year.  She will also be signing her books after her lecture.










Dr. Michele Borba is coming back to St. Augustine!  An international parenting and bullying prevention expert, Dr. Borba is will be back to speak with our community about timely topics that concern families today.
Author to over 25 parenting books, Dr. Borba is frequently on many media outlets and is in demand as a keynote speaker in schools both in our country and internationally.  We are very fortunate to have her back in St. Johns County.
Pending speaker:
Theresa Payton: Leading Cyber Safety and Security Expert

It takes a village to raise a child, in St. Johns County, we have our community!