Education/Youth

Robby and Erin Stohlman, guests of Sandals Montego Bay, have their hands full with students from the Leanora Morris Basic School while on the Reading Road Trip in Montego Bay, Jamaica.                              Over the past year, the Sandals Foundation’s Reading Road Trip program was met with great support, with more than 1,500 visitors participating in the program and raising over US$4,800 to benefit more than 400 students in the Caribbean.     
Miami, July 9, 2012 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will honor more than 400 students, clubs and organizations college-wide at its Sixth Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and current President/CEO of the Good Government Initiative, Katy Sorenson, will deliver the keynote address. The national PVSA awards recognize individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.  
The students from the Little Haiti Optimist Club (LHOC) will premiere their television show entitled "From Reel to Real on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm at the Little Haiti Cultural Center located at 212 NE 59 Terrace.Family, friends and special invited guests are invited to cheer the youth as they walk the red carpet, premiere their TV show and graduate from the Reel Opportunities Film & Video Summer Program.
School bus safety is important for everyone to be aware of – whether you’re a child, parent or driver. The start of the school year means children will be waiting curbside to be picked up, either by the traditional yellow bus or a private van. They will undoubtedly run across streets to make sure they are not left behind, and they will almost certainly be distracted by cell phones or conversations with friends. While protecting the child’s physical safety is foremost, parents who are considering using a private school bus service to transport their young ones should become familiar with the rules and regulations governing private vans. The Miami-Dade Consumer Services Department enforces laws that require chauffeurs to be licensed, trained and insured, and their vehicles registered, insured and inspected.
Leaders from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University have formed a taskforce to identify and leverage each organization's strengths for the benefit of students and families throughout Miami-Dade County."An M-DCPS - FIU partnership can be a national model that demonstrates the power and benefits of two large educational institutions working collaboratively for the community's well being," said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg.
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