So Many Things to Talk About
So much has been happening at Educate Tomorrow over the past few months it is so difficult to share all of the exciting things at once. We are thrilled to have been mentioned in John Emerson's article this August in The Chronicle of Social Change. https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/2013/08/07/unleashing-college-success-for-youth-from-foster-care-nationwide-advances/?print=1
"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 postsecondary education and training. Their work promoting community dialog and planning includes upcoming work with community colleges. This is an area of national need." -John Emerson, who leads Casey Family Program’s postsecondary education and training for youth from foster care
Educate Tomorrow has partnered with Miami-Dade College to start the Educate Tomorrow program at MDC. What this means specifically is that for the first time Miami Dade College will have a dedicated staff member, an employee of the college, that will work exclusively to support the 325+ students who were formerly in the child welfare system or homeless.
On another unrelated but equally exciting note. Virginia and I just returned from an 8 day RV and camping trip to Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico where we took 5 Educate Tomorrow students, our two babies and my parents. We drove 1,700 miles and visited Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon, Zion, The Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, the Navajo Nation and several Colorado State Parks. It was amazing. Here are some pictures. https://picasaweb.google.com/117109529889731677051/EliteExplorersSlideshow?feat=email
Lastly, we were also mentioned in the Miami Herald today regarding a partnership we have with the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust and the Miami Coalition for the Homeless to accurately count and support Miami's unaccompanied homeless youth ages 13-24. http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/29/3594811/miami-dade-volunteers-survey-kids.html?story_link=email_msg