HANDY’s mission is to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth to become engaged, productive adults.

Founded in 1985, HANDY has met the needs of more than 45,000 Broward County children in foster and relative / non-relative care associated with the child dependency system.



Thur, January 26, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


The Sanctuary Church
1400 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
E3 is a pilot program that allows members of our community to interact with and influence HANDY youth in a group environment. This unique club will meet quarterly to participate in exciting activities geared towards cultural and social education. This free event is an opportunity for members of our community to become a Role Model and get involved directly with HANDY youth. The first hour will be an orientation with complimentary snacks, followed by group activities.

Sat, April 1, 2017 | 7 PM - 11 PM

The Masquerade: Prom Night presented by Next Gen 4 HANDY

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach
999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Make a PROMise with us. Relive your high school memories with us on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, by participating in the Second Annual Prom Night: The Masquerade presented by Next Gen 4 HANDY. Attendees will dance the night away while supporting HANDY’s mission to embrace, educate, and empower vulnerable youth.

Friday, June 2, 2017 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

12th Annual Scholars Breakfast

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
2301 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

HANDY’s annual Scholars Breakfast will recognize HANDY scholarship recipients who have graduated from college during the last 12 months. This signature fundraiser, now in its 12th year, will also honor the 2016 Champions of Children whose interest, vision and generous support have significantly contributed to HANDY’s continued success.



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HANDY is a proud recipient of funding from the following donors.