The AVA Team

Advantage Village Academy

Proud host of MLK Dream Big Parade and founder of MLK Dream Big Family Funday.

MLK Dream Big Parade, now in its 34th year, is the nation’s longest-running parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2016, SCLC chose Toriano Parker and Advantage Village Academy to bring a fresh direction to the historic St. Petersburg event, ensuring it would continue to celebrate the vision of Dr. King with a new generation. On Jan. 16, 2017, Advantage Village Academy (AVA) hosted the rebranded 32nd Annual MLK Dream Big Parade and introduced a brand new route running West along 1st Avenue South starting at 3rd Street – as well as launching the inaugural MLK Dream Big Family Funday Festival at Tropicana Field. Conceived to bring parents, children, caregivers, and youth together with community organizations and presenters, FAMILY FUN DAY expands St. Pete’s celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National holiday through hands-on play, learning, and workshops.

Toriano Parker


Jason Bryant


Anthony Hart

Vice President

Reginald Burch

Outreach Director

Cortnei Davis

Executive Admin. Assistant

Dr. Kevin B. Parrott

Music Director

Quanette Feazell

Board Member

Quiona Horsley

Board Member

Pat Lawson

Board Member

Rosita Hubbart

Board Member


MLK Dream Big Weekend will be happening at locations in and around downtown St. Petersburg.

St Petersburg FL

Contact us about participating in this years festivities.
Always looking for new Sponsors, Volunteers, and strategic Partners.
833 22nd St. S., St Petersburg, FL, 33712
(727) 321-7919