Miami, Oct. 14, 2016 – Nearly 1,500 young men from local middle and high schools are expected to participate in the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program, a timely two-day conference designed to open the lines of communication between students and local police officers at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus.
“We’re proud that so many outstanding local police officers from all ranks are alumni of our School of Justice Police Academy at North Campus,” said North Campus President Dr. Malou C. Harrison. “From collaborations such as our FBI Youth Academy and Police Explorers Program to our annual CSI Camp, we’ve been intentional in providing first hand opportunities for our youth to interact with, and understand the role and responsibilities of members of our law enforcement community.”
The 5000 Roles Models of Excellence Project is a dropout prevention and mentoring program committed to closing the minority male achievement (access) gap by guiding minority male students along a carefully charted path through grades K-12 and college. The program also works to ensure the attainment of other post-secondary credentials, and increasing their employability in higher wage, high skills jobs within high demand industries.
“This is a great collaboration,” Role Models of Excellence Founder and U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson added. “It allows our students to share their views with the police officers who serve and protect us. In addition, the police officers have the chance to interact with minority males and to share their experiences.”
For more information, please contact Carlton Daley at 305-237-1333.
WHAT: MDC North Campus to Host Police & Youth Conference
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: MDC North Campus, Building 3, Conference Center
11380 NW 27th Ave.