First Lady Casey DeSantis Championed Families and Children in 2021

First Lady Casey DeSantis Championed Families and Children in 2021

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
December 29, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Executive Office has put out an end-of-year list of accomplishments for First Lady Casey DeSantis, who while battling breast cancer, has continued to advocate for Florida families as an extension of her husband’s administration.

Gov. DeSantis’s office listed the following accomplishments by First Lady DeSantis

  • Advocated for a substantial increase in funding for cancer research and care;
  • Developed a program to help families realize economic self-sufficiency through community collaboration (Hope Florida – A Pathway to Prosperity);
  • Reinvented and rethought the way substance abuse is taught in schools (The Facts. Your Future.);
  • Worked with the State Board of Education to emphasize resilience, especially as it pertains to character development and mental wellness (Resiliency Initiative);
  • Created more than 100 social clubs in middle and high schools to focus on volunteerism and mentoring (Hope Ambassadors); and
  • Passionately put a spotlight on Florida’s environment as the lifeblood of our state.

“Floridians have shown tremendous resiliency over the past two years and I am humbled to help Florida’s families, children and environment to prosper,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “I am proud of the work we have done over the past year and I look forward to our state doing even more in 2022 to help Floridians respond to and triumph over life’s challenges.”

Mrs. DeSantis, who is seen quite often at events with Gov. DeSantis, has been spared from the vitriol that Florida Democrats have targeted her husband with.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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