Miami, March 7, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower blue at sunset, Friday, April 1, in support of Amigos for Kids’ efforts to end child abuse and strengthen families as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month (NCAPM).
For 30 years, Amigos for Kids has been dedicated to primary prevention of child abuse and neglect through programs that empower and value children, support families, and educate communities.
“We have a shared responsibility to work together to ensure the children in our community can thrive and April is a time to collaborate to raise awareness and empower people to support families so children can grow up safe, healthy and happy,” said Karina Pavone, Amigos for Kids President and CEO.
Throughout the month, Amigos for Kids along with its community partners and supporting organizations will intensify its year-round efforts to raise public awareness with the message “Every day, we help families and children thrive.”
Amigos For Kids is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect through programs that value and empower children, strengthen families, and educate communities through public awareness campaigns. Amigos For Kids relies on dedicated volunteers and donors throughout the community to fulfill its mission. Through public service campaigns and high-profile fundraising events such as Miami Celebrity Domino Night, the organization creates awareness. To become an Amigo by donating your time and to find other resources to support families, please call 305.279.1155 or visit www.amigosforkids.org.
Designated in 1983, National Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. Blue became the official color of NCAPM in 1989 when a Virginia grandmother began wearing a blue ribbon as a tribute to her three-year-old grandson, who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend.
WHAT: MDC to Illuminate Freedom Tower Blue in support of National Child Abuse Prevention Month
WHEN: Friday, April 1, at sunset
WHERE: MDC’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd