Voices of Florida. Made possible through the generous support of the Gidel Family Foundation.

Reaching Out

We all have a story. A story that defines us. And it is our collective story — our challenges, our triumphs — that inspire a movement. Floridians, from all walks of life, have joined together with an understanding that the future of our state rests on the well-being of our children. Here are some of their stories.

Orlando attorney Greg Francis has a simple solution for how to make Florida a better place for kids. “In junior high school, many of my friends began shoplifting small things — wrenches, screwdrivers, reflectors for their bicycles,” Francis recalls. “I thought there were bigger things in life. I didn’t want to focus on screwdrivers. I wanted to focus on the future.”

Read Greg's full story here.