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2016

LHOC, NET & Partners Back to School event 2016

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The Green Family Foundation, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine/Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP and Miami Dade College Miami Book Fair partner with Little Haiti Optimist Club, Little Haiti/Edison/Little River NET and other partners for the 2016 Back to School event.

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Channel 7 news coverage

Green School grad completes online archive of Haitian history

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Adam Silvia MA '09 starts work this week at the Library of Congress in D.C.

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival - Youth Zone 2016

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youthzone03On Saturday July 23, the Green Family Foundation sponsored the Youth Zone as part of the Overtown Music and Arts Festival.

 

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Youth Zone Recap!!!

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The Youth Zone Returned Bigger & Better for 2016

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Youth Zone Green Family Foundation

 

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Young Lyric (Jermaine Dupri's T.V. show "The Rap Game") rocked the stage this year

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The Tainerz all the way from the 504 representing the 305

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Stanley from the Florida Panthers made a surprise visit and stopped by the Kids Can Cook pop up where the youth took on a Chef role for the day, thank you Dario. Special thanks to Joelle Kearns & The Panther Family!

 

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 The Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade & Monroe Counties - a consistent supporter year after year

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Thank you Locust Projects: young festival goers were able to create unique horseshoe rattles in our arts n' craft zone!

 

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A very special thanks to all the players that took time out of their schedules to come engage in 3 point shoot-out, dodgeball, and sign autographs for the young people.  Mikey Graham (Manchester City football); James Robinson (Gridiron Football); Ekpe" Udoh” (Turkish B-ball); Toure' Ahmad Khalid-Murry (Sioux Falls Skyforce NBA D League); Dion Sims (Miami Dolphins); Kyle Moore (Retired NFL); Maurice Mann (Former NFL & Canadian Football League Receiver); Ryan Williams (Retired NFL); Erick Fenelus (EIS Fitness)

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A huge thank you to Work of Art Fitness & Pursuit Fitness for creating a top notch fitness zone with fun fitness competitions!  We look forward to working with you gentlemen next year!

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J-Shin hit the stage for a suprise performance of his single "Welcome To The M.I.A."

 

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Major Appreciation to DJ Slick for holding down the Youth Zone stage & the performers!

Shout out to The Motivational Edge for showcasing their performing artists on the 99 Jamz stage - a major supporter 3 years in a row! A very special thank you to our first year performers: Ms. Khadijah, Yak Yak, Prospect, The Girls Choir of Miami, and Swaggboyzz

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Extra special thanks to Fresh Empire for keeping the teens "Fresh"!

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Salute to One Fist Ladyz Bikers 3rd year in a row giving away bags with school supplies!

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Special Thank you for the donation of 20 pairs of shoes for our young festival attendees!

 

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A custom installation by Kern Firm (Danielle Myers), InEverSleep (Kent Lindsey).

Telling Everyone What It's Like #BEING You!

Sponsored by Knight Foundation & Southeast Overtown Park West CRA

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Finally.....Major Thank you to the over 3,000+ youth and families that hung out in the Youth Zone this year - we hope to see you again for 2017!

To get involved or sponsor for 2017, Contact Us!

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Changing Lives in Haiti through Music & the Arts

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Hope on a StringHope on a String works to engage and empower youth and communities in Haiti under the firmly held belief that the arts are a tool for social change. Through Hope on a String, individuals participate in a wide variety of music classes, instrument lessons, performance groups, theater and dance initiatives, as well as skill-building workshops and participatory development initiatives. Participants work to build individual confidence, collective pride, powerful relationships, and skills needed to succeed as leaders within the community. Ultimately, we help them identify and fulfill aspirations that create brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods. We invest in locally driven change, and seek to have a long-term impact on a national level by developing a scalable model for social development in Haiti.

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