Replay Outreach is a non-profit organization established in Bradenton, Florida, in 2012. We encourage at-risk teens to uncover their purpose in life, learn to manage their behavior, and gain the skills, and attitudes that will lead to success.
The journey to find one’s purpose in this world is rarely a smooth, navigable route. That discovery process is even harder for at-risk youth in under-served communities. Most find themselves without structure and purpose due to fractured families, misguided friendships, and learning destructive coping mechanisms.
That's Where We Come In
Replay Outreach meets them where they are, whether it be at school, clubs, church, or even court, to bring them not just guidance and direction, but the tools for a better future. We train them to see past their missteps and use those as stepping stones in building a purpose-driven life.
Our Approach - It’s T.I.M.E. to Act
Aimlessness in youth is expensive. Those who don’t excel at academics, sports, music, or other activities are susceptible to the downward spiral of truancy, crime, violence, and substance abuse. Youth need a direction for their lives, a passion to accomplish it, and a purpose that fulfills their life. We believe T.I.M.E. spent together can make a significant difference in preparing at-risk youth for a life of self-sustainability, confidence, and success.
Our T.I.M.E. Programs:
Train - Developing opportunities to help youth uncover who they are and how they might become great -- using Myers Briggs, SWOT analyses, action plans, and other methods of self-identification.
Inspire - Going into juvenile justice facilities and speaking HOPE into youths' lives.
Mentor - Helping youth identify mentors with whom they can build long-lasting relationships and providing activities and opportunities for mentors and youth to get together.
Empower- Proving a home-like nurturing environment away from a home-life or surrounding area that is toxic.
Hands on Development
Through local and professional organizations we are able to bring our students to applied learning environments, to further their education, and gain experience in different career avenues.
Tim is a motivated, dynamic leader who has spent his career encouraging youth to discover a better version of themselves and leads our youth training. He is a mentor to all he encounters. He has taught youth in Manatee schools, Boys & Girls Club, truancy, ATOS, and juvenile detention. Tim most recently was the director of a large at-risk youth program in Ohio before we were able to get him to join us. Tim was a popular volunteer speaker to our youth previously and helped us plan and establish Replay from the start. We are excited he is now leading us forward.
He is the creator of the CHANGE Factor curriculum to help mold and shape young lives and encourages youth to dream big and go strong after it.
His inspirational spirit and ability to communicate with all types of individuals from multiple backgrounds and life situations make him a great leader for our youth. He has a passionate desire to lead and inspire all youth, but especially those whom society seems to leave out. He is a molder and inspirer of dreams.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Upon relocating to Florida and opening Legacy Builders Financial, an investment office in Sarasota/Bradenton area, Larry had an opportunity to travel throughout the state and visit some of the juvenile justice facilities. He observed the sense of desolation that these youth possess; “yet when you look in their eyes, you see a glimmer of hope”. It is this hope, which he wants to help these youth achieve. So he created this outreach with a strategic objective to reach kids that others are failing at reaching. “Youth are leaders who are aimless and have no direction. I want to help them find a path which takes into consideration their passions and a purpose which is worth giving their lives to accomplish.”
Mr. Whittaker’s background in professional athletics has given him the ability to be a disciplined leader in every arena of his life. After retiring from football, he entered into the Financial Services Industry where he has also excelled as a licensed Financial Advisor and Planner. He has been awarded Rookie of the Year, was a Top Ten Manager, is a MDRT and GAMA member, and is currently a Manager of Financial Services at a Fortune 50 Company. He is considered a leader among his peers in the industry and has always considered himself a resource hub for people needing services.
After leaving Harding Graduate School, Tedd worked as a Youth and Young Adult Pastor in Detroit Michigan. It was during that time when he witnessed firsthand a correlation between the success rate of “At Risk” youth and having a positive mentor or mentors who believed in them. These mentors believed the “At Risk” teen’s future was not dependent on their past. Tedd owns a successful unique reusable technology business, FastMoose Technologies, in Sarasota/Manatee area.
Michelle has devoted her life to caring for youth. After receiving a degree in education from Indiana University, she was employed as a Life Skills Educator / Counselor at a runaway shelter, working with at-risk teens. Since then Michelle has taught in the public school systems, primarily Title 1 schools. She teaches children who are severely emotionally disturbed, as well as students who had behavioral and learning disabilities. She is currently working as an ESE Inclusion Teacher in Manatee County school district.
Korey works as Prevention/Intervention Program Manager for the Boys & Girls Club of Manatee. Korey has over seventeen years of experience working with at-risk teens, including serving as Regional Recreation Director with the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch for 10 years. Before that, he was a Recreational Therapist at Tampa Bay Academy. For two years, he also served as the Director of Operations for AMI Kids Sarasota Alternative School serving DJJ probationary, delinquent, and expelled students.
Joel Davis is a graduate of Harding University with both a B.A. and M.A. (Counseling,2000). During his academic training, he served in a variety of internships and roles in mental health counseling, youth work, and at an inner-city Jr. High School as a counselor in Memphis, TN. These opportunities showed him how challenging it is for young people in our communities to overcome fatherhood absence, family dysfunction, and poverty. Joel has served as a Minister, Counselor, Hospital Chaplain, and he has owned two small businesses. Joel is passionate about leveraging his resources to help those who are overlooked to be given an opportunity to grow and flourish.
OUR ADVISORY COUNCIL
Sheriff Rick Wells
Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Wells has over 31 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, including 21 years with the Florida Highway Patrol. He has served as a lieutenant with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and most recently the Chief of Police in Palmetto, FL before coming back to Manatee County as Chief Deputy. He was sworn in as Sheriff of Manatee County on January 3, 2017. Sheriff Wells has served with the Boy Scouts of America, Keep Manatee Beautiful, Manatee Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and North Manatee Storm Football. He is a man who cares deeply for the families and especially the youth in our community.
Kerry is the owner of Kerry Purcell, Inc. serving as a Senior Consultant and Team Leader for Public Consulting Group’s Focus on Results. In her current capacity, Kerry works with urban and rural district and school leaders across the country. Her work focuses on building leadership capacity and system supports to further enhance teaching and learning opportunities for every student, every day. Additionally, as team leader, Kerry provides support to her internal team, manages new clients, develops curriculum, and is authoring a book with two colleagues around the role of the principal in the improvement work. Her leadership and outstanding work as an educator were featured in the documentary film, “The Principal Story”.
Christina Goldberg - Attorney
Luhrsen Goldberg, LLC
“These kids are our legacy. They can make the world vastly different!”
Christina is an attorney who specializes in personal injury and personal injury protection, who has a long history of success in firm management and production. Christina earned her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2007, graduating in the top third of her class. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree, Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, having graduated Summa Cum Laude (with the highest distinction) as a member of UCF’s Burnett Honors College. Christina is a Board Member of The Mark Wandall Foundation and is a member of the Florida Justice Association.
Thomas A. Moseley, Esq. - Attorney at Law
Thomas A. Moseley Chartered
Tom received a B.S.B.A. degree with high honors in Finance in 1978 from the University of Florida. He earned his J.D. in 1981 from Stetson University College of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law in 1982. Tom is currently serving as Chairman of the Florida Area Council of Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is Past President and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Inc. Tom is a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of its Legislative Affairs committee. He is also the Vice President of the Bradenton Kiwanis. He is a member of Florida Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa, leadership fraternities. In 2008, Tom was given the President’s Service Award from President George Bush for his volunteer service.
Rebecca Wilson, Esq. - Assistant Public Defender
Sarasota County Government
Rebecca is the supervisor of the juvenile division in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, which deals with youth in Manatee, Sarasota, and DeSoto counties. She received her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1990. Rebecca was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in October of 1990 and practiced in the area of family law, civil litigation and appellate law. Rebecca was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999. Since July of 1999, she has been employed in the juvenile division of the Public Defender’s Office of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. She is the only Assistant Public Defender in the juvenile division for Sarasota County. Rebecca has been honored as the recipient of the Jim Slater Award for Professionalism in May of 2013.
Jennifer Lyn Glassmoyer - CPA
Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
Mrs. Glassmoyer leads the newly organized Outsourcing Solutions Group at Kerkering, Barberio & Co. She works with several local nonprofit and faith-based organizations providing guidance and support in a variety of projects and on-going accounting functions. Jenny joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. in August 2007. Prior to that, she was the director of a local nonprofit art center and worked in the audit department for various firms in Sarasota and Tampa, Florida and Toledo, Ohio.