George E. Ellis has over thirty years of dedicated involvement with youth, civic and social issues within Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. His experience and expertise has allowed him to serve as a member of several state and local Boards and provided Miami’s River of Life with the unique opportunity of being chosen by Miami-Dade County government to provide Home Detention and Juvenile Probationary Supervision in 2001 when the state budget fell short of the community’s needs. As a provider of residential and shelter services to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and other state agencies, Mr. Ellis has unequivocally demonstrated his knowledge of the issues and needs of our state and local communities. He truly believes that many of the behavior problems exhibited by our youth today is due to “a broken spirit caused by a lack of love,” He is committed to serving the youth and families of our communities, whose situation in life looks hopeless, through Miami’s River of Life programs and assistance.
Department of Juvenile Justice: Miami’s River of Life
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Shelly is the host of N4P, WVUM's weekly dialogue with, and for, non-profit organizations in our community. Every Saturday from 10-11AM, she interviews charitable organizations, including the arts, animal welfare, education, health care and youth development. Her mission is to increase local philanthropy and provide community engagement opportunities for every Miamian.