TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Governor Crist today recognized Dr. Jayne Greenberg of Weston as this week’s Point of Light in honor of Fitness/Nutrition Awareness Month. “Dr. Jayne Greenberg provides water sport activities such as sailing, kayaking and canoeing to youth with disabilities,” said Governor Crist. “Her efforts enable students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in activities that promote physical and social well-being.”
For more than five years, Dr. Greenberg has helped South Florida become a community which cultivates a healthy environment for disabled students. Dr. Greenberg works to raise funds for the purchase of 29 access dinghies and several kayaks which give youth with disabilities the opportunity to participate in boating and outdoor activities. As a result of her efforts, the Anchors Away Program was adopted by the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department.
As physical education coordinator for Miami-Dade Public Schools, she promotes an active lifestyle among students throughout her community. In 2008, Dr. Greenberg helped more than 1,000 students with disabilities earn their Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.
CSX and AAA Auto Club South are supporting sponsors of the Governor’s Points of Light Award. This program recognizes Florida residents who demonstrate exemplary service to the community. Award recipients are announced weekly. A panel of judges comprised of leaders in the areas of volunteerism and service evaluate all nominations and make recommendations to the Governor.
The Volunteer Florida Foundation manages the program. For more information, or to submit a nomination, go to www.VolunteerFloridaFoundation.org