Immigrants Can Become Empowered with Tools to Succeed at FLYi Fest at Miami Dade College

Miami, March 2, 2017- Miami Dade College (MDC) will host the inaugural FLYi Fest, sponsored by the Florida League of Young Immigrants, at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11, with the goal to ease the transition of new immigrants into the community and forge a foundation for success.

Inspired by the Aspen Ideas Festival, the FLYi Fest, will be an outdoors fair where organizations will provide information and guidance to immigrants.  There will also be forums and discussions where select notables will give testimonies with the purpose of inspiring and building the community. Participants can enjoy a musical performance, mural painting, pizza and other snacks.  School supply kits will also be distributed.

With the support of MDC, Bezos Scholars Foundation and the MDC’s School for Advanced Studies (SAS), the Local Ideas Festival will serve as the link among youth, their families and the avenues to life and professional success.

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College (MDC) is the higher education institution with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the America, with more than 165,000 students. It is also the nation’s top producer of Associate in Arts and Science degrees and awards more degrees to minorities than any other college or university in the country. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including several baccalaureate degrees in education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, engineering, biological sciences, and others. In fact, its academic and workforce training programs are national models of excellence. MDC is also renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami International Film Festival, the MDC Live Arts Performing Arts Series, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, a major sculpture park and large art gallery and theater systems. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information please visit

For more information, please contact Isabel Artime, Director of Conference and Event Services, 305-237-3960,