Time: 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location: Show map
Contact: Brett McNaught
Phone: 305 374 3751
JANUARY 10, 2015 - 7 PM ~ 2AM
Educate Tomorrow's Board of Directors
Melanie Damian Antonio Shelton Jennifer Pakradooni
Sarah Clasby Engel Kara Sharp Scott Dimond
Chris Damian Pat Gannon Stacey Lieberman
Erika Leigh Lucas Peter Valori Robert Levenson Jason Mazer
Roland Sanchez-Medina Erica French Melissa McCarthy
Virginia Emmons McNaught Darius Nevin
Gala Sponsors to date
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Barish
Robert and Edith Hudson
United Automobile Insurance Group
Frank and Debra Jimenez
Damian & Valori LLP
Kaufman Rossin Co.
The Alderman Law Firm
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein
Angelo and Banta
Since May of 2012, we have been able to increase our mentoring program by 65% and the total youth served by 108%. At the same time we have enhanced the delivery and depth of our programs. Over the past 12 months our dedicated staff and volunteers have spent over 10,500 hours working with 190 of Miami’s most at risk youth and young adults, most of whom spent long periods of their childhood in the foster care system. This year we had a fantastic summer program for 7 weeks at Miami Dade College, we took 5 college students on an RV trip to the national parks of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico and we scaled up a mentee resource center that students spent over 2,600 hours at working on resumes, studying for school and the ACT and filling out college applications among other things. We also launched a paid internship program to better prepare our students for jobs in the future.
On March 8th, the prestigious College Board, Advocacy & Policy Center named Educate Tomorrow the 2013 Innovation Award winner for the Southern Region of the United States for the category of preparing students for “Getting In” to college. In October 2013, Voices for Children awarded Educate Tomorrow with the 2013 Most Valuable Protector Award
John Emerson, one of the foremost national experts on transitioning foster youth said in the Chronicle of Social Change, “Another exemplary Florida initiative is Educate Tomorrow’s work in Dade County. They are bringing community partners together to address academic achievement issues for those in foster care – including post-secondary education and training. Their work promoting community dialog and planning includes upcoming work with community colleges. This is an area of national need.”
With two exciting new initiatives at Miami Dade College and Florida International University we hope to serve hundreds of former foster youth on campus and in a groundbreaking new way. Today our students over 24 years old are more than 14 times more likely to graduate with a college degree or certification than former foster youth in Florida and across the nation.
Contact CEO Brett McNaught for further information by
calling 305.374.3751 or emailing email@example.com
The video linked above was generously produced by Nicholas Mancini.
A portion of your ticket is tax deductible. Educate Tomorrow is a certified 501(c)(3) organization.
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