Our Mission:  To guide and empower our most vulnerable young adults to their full potential as independent contributing members of their communities

Our Vision: To provide opportunities that improve the outcomes for the lives of at-risk youth in our communities. 

Our Goals: To increase positive outcomes and reduce generational poverty for at-risk youth transitioning to adulthood and independence.

Serving Broward County at-risk youth ages 18-24.



Our approach


Our approach to helping young adults transition successfully to independence and adulthood is to bridge the gaps between economics and home economics with practical life skill training.
The programs empower young adults to make important decisions that ultimately translate to self-reliant, productive lives.


Our collaborations with community colleges and trade schools help students prepare and navigate the application process for finances and vocation.


We partner with community businesses and social service agencies to cultivate and promote our services. 


We empower and educate young people to overcome challenges and find their full potential. 



We anticipate their contribution as citizens with homes and families of their own.

Broward College



Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport



Broward Sherrif’s office

Meet our board members


Civic by nature, committed by integrity, and passionate about the people we serve. Our Board of Directors are confident visionaries with the knowledge and courage to look, create and execute a successful strategic path to fulfilling the organization’s goals and mission.

Sylvia Johnson


Born and raised in London,  England Sylvia Traveled to the United States and pursued her dream of becoming a fashion designer and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New york. With a successful career behind her and the growth of a new heart, her daughter, the well-being and development of children became paramount in her life and slowly gave rise to the development of Turning Point. Sylvia’s special interests include art, sketching, and painting.




Rorey Wanliss

Rorey has been actively involved as an advisor, volunteer, and role model with Turning Point since its inception. Rorey is a real estate site Development Manager for cell phone companies. He is a former track and field star earning a sports scholarship to the University of Idaho. He enjoys cooking for his children and wife of 30 years.





Jacqueline Gordon


Jacqueline Gordon is a STEM pathway academic advisor at Broward College in Davie and has an extensive working hstory in the career service field.
She served as an assistant director of a career services office, a career advisor, an employer relations specialist, and an internship manager.
Jacqueline credits her professional start to being a Peace Corps volunteer in the Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of West Africa.



Dolores Ott


Ms. Ott is the producer and publisher of the  Manual for Florida Legal Secretaries. With years of experience in the legal field, Ms. Ott has worked as a legal secretary and paralegal. She was also an instructor for Legal Secretarial producers in the Broward County adult education.







Natasha Britton

Natasha obtained her Bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She is a financial professional in accounting, taxes, and consulting. Ms. Britton has a great passion for helping those in need, and has been a court-appointed volunteer Guardian ad Litem for over ten years advocating for the best interest of foster youth. She has sat on several boards and held various positions, including the City of Sunrise Education Advisory Board, Broward County FAMU Alumni Association, PriorityOne Credit Union of Florida, and the Health Facilities Authority Board of Broward County.

F. Jouseph Silba 


F. Jouseph Sliba grew up in New York and now lives in Fort Lauderdale. He has over 10 years of experience in higher education working directly with potential and current students and their parents. Mr. Sliba is enrolled in the Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution program at Nova Southeastern University and received an A M.S. in College Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Sliba’s s research interests include underrepresented minorities in healthcare-related programs.