JADE Celebrates 23rd Year With Awards Banquet, Dance

Author:  Jade
The Jamaican Association of Miami-Dade Educators (JADE) will hold its annual awards banquet and dance on May 6 in South Florida. During the event, to be staged at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel and is part of JADE’s 23rd anniversary celebrations, the organization will award scholarships to high school graduates.

JADEFor more than two decades JADE has offered service to the local community. The organization has also assisted in Jamaica. According to a release issued by JADE, activities from 2016 included: * Five scholarships, totalling $5,000, donated to high school graduates. Winners included Ashley Kirkland (Norwood Senior High School); Nikita Morrison (Keys Gate Senior High School); Andoni Asencor (Coral Reef Senior High School); Justin Lee (Terra Environmental Research Institute); and Toussaint Lewis (Felix Varela Senior High School).

  • Backpacks containing school supplies were donated to students at Park Hall Primary School in Clarendon, Jamaica. They were also given toiletries. Some received shoes. The school was presented a digital projector and computer.
  • Monetary donations - $500 each - were made to the Western Regional Foundation for Disabled Children, also known as West Haven Children’s Home, and the Jamaican National Foundation. Eyeglass frames were donated to the Lions Club of Old Harbor in Jamaica.