Education/Youth

The Education Fund is currently recruiting business professionals to volunteer as "Teacher Champions" for the Teach-A-Thon! The Teach-A-Thon is a messaging and awareness campaign based on a walk-a-thon model that involves volunteers from the business sector to actually experience what it is like to teach in a classroom full of students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools will open its doors on Monday, August 22, 2016, to approximately 342,000 students to begin the 2016-2017 school year. In order to help parents and students have a smooth transition back to school, a tool kit has been created with information from registration and vaccination requirements, to school hours, important dates, and school safety. The kit is available online athttp://news.dadeschools.net/toolkit/toolkit.htm in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.
There are too many young Black men graduating from high school with no goals and visions after they receive their diploma. Many dream of being hip hop stars, the next LeBron James, a hustler, or a drug dealer. They have decided that they will eventually spend time in jail, so they live with no fear, and at any time they can die, so they keep their pistol close by. When there are sixty or seventy shootings in one weekend in certain inner cities, it is extremely special, when I get a chance to talk to a young brother who is motivated, and will enter college in the fall.
WHAT: Florida has seen an 11.5 percent increase in reported human trafficking cases, according to data released by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC). The report stated that there were 407 Florida human trafficking cases reported in 2015, which includes 302 cases of sex trafficking and 68 cases of labor trafficking. In 2014, 364 cases were reported.
Every Child is School Ready on Day One.  MIAMI (July 14, 2016) – There are currently 6,100 homeless students within the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. These children, even those living in emergency housing, start the school year without basic “back-to-school” supplies. Essential supplies are simple things; a backpack, the right uniform, calculators and notebooks. Yet these items will remain out of reach for Miami-Dade’s homeless children unless the community rallies to help.
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