Education/Youth

Miami, May 3, 2017 – Miami Dade College (MDC) InterAmerican Campus accounting major, Reynier Montalvan, has been selected to receive a prestigious, national Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship to continue his upper division studies. In total, 22 MDC students have been awarded the acclaimed scholarship since 2002. An MDC Honors College graduate, Montalvan came to Miami from Cuba just three years ago. After a year of hard work, including night school to learn English, he graduated from high school in the top 15% of his class.
Miami, May 1, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will host the 2nd Annual Reach Higher-College Signing Day on Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m., with keynote speaker Darrell Roberts, a MDC alumnus and Hall of Fame recipient. It is an initiative inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to inspire every student in America to enroll in college and complete their education beyond high school.
There is now another option for families seeking to send their teen to a Christian high school in Broward County. Trinitas Academy, which began with a half a dozen preschool students in 2008, grew into a thriving elementary and middle school in Plantation, and has now opened Trinitas Academy High School on the campus of Trinity International University in Miramar.
Miami, April 24, 2017 - Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus student Rachel Diaz was recently inducted as a member of the 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team during the Phi Theta Kappa's (PTK) President’s Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention in New Orleans.
Social entrepreneurship runs deep with the class of 2017.  MIAMI (April 24, 2017) – While traveling in Asia, Ari Sernik volunteered at a Cambodian orphanage for HIV-positive children. After returning home he devised a way to continue to help: he organized a charity auction of the children’s art work. That experience led him to create Ten-Yad (“Give a Hand” in Hebrew), designed to help children’s charities sell handicrafts.
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