Join us in expanding the spirit of our Doing Well While Doing Good® awardees and nominees. Beginning December 5, the Council is seeking 1,000 donations of just $35 each to expand our Youth Program’s reach. Every Wednesday in December, help empower and inspire Florida’s youth to become future entrepreneurs by donating to the FSMSDC’s Youth Program, and share the cause via social media.
For more than 20 years, the FSMSDC has made a commitment to the next generation with a focus on youth internships, STEM and entrepreneurship training, mentoring, and access to scholarships. Your support will help us all create a lasting legacy together. Please make a gift on #GivingWednesdays in December.
The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to the FSMSDC are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) has a commitment to making a difference in the community. FSMSDC registered the phrase Doing Well While Doing Good®. Each year, the organization recognizes businesses that are impacting the overall community by supporting philanthropic initiatives. Also, for more than 20 years, the organization has had a commitment to the next generation with a focus on youth internships and STEM training for young people. Each year, more than 100 students participate in the organization’s youth entrepreneurship training as part of the Annual Business Expo. Students from seventh to 12th grades and college students participate in leadership training and hackathons, and interact with successful business owners. In addition, FSMSDC has participated in career days and career shadowing programs. The organization has an internship program in which college students from Miami Dade College and Florida Memorial University intern during the last year of their business program to learn the fundamentals of work.
The FSMSDC has provided more than three dozen scholarships to young people to further their college educations, and the staff mentors young adults. Also, the organization has had a nine-year partnership with the Little Haiti Optimist Club (LHOC). LHOC is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 by a group of business, community and civic leaders to provide programs to the youth of Little Haiti. The mission of the Little Haiti Optimist Club is to make a difference in the lives of youth by providing education, mentorship, athletics, arts and cultural programming. FSMSDC was the main partner in the Sun Life Rising Star Grant. With the grant, LHOC prepared 40 Miami Edison Sr. High School seniors for college through its Road Map to Success program. With the help of the program, 95% of the students applied to and were accepted to college and 75% of the students were awarded college scholarships.