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On Friday, October 28th, on the big screen in Center Court at the Magic’s O-RENA, Embrace Families COO, Mike Bryant, was recognized by the Orlando Magic and Florida Blue as a Diversity Game Changer.

  Mike was honored for his many years of dedication to building a stronger community by addressing the issues and experiences that keep kids from reaching their full potential.  Through his decades-long career advocating on behalf of Florida's children, he has been actively engaged in making things better for families struggling with homelessness, families struggling with youth mental health issues, and transformation of the state's child welfare system.   Following the murder of George Floyd, and recognizing the profound impact that very visible tragedy had on young people of color, Mike initiated "Embrace Diversity" an initiative dedicated to removing roadblocks, including inherent bias, that hold back children and families served by Embrace Families and the system of care we manage.  Already that initiative is gaining traction, not only here in Central Florida, but among colleagues throughout the state and nation who are also determined to make a difference for the kids in their communities.  

Congratulations to Mike!  He not only inspires us every day... he helped inspire the Magic to a 113-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday!