MDC’s North Campus to Host Early College Experience for 5000 Role Models of Excellence

Miami, June 20, 2018 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, in collaboration with the 5000 Role Models of Excellence, will recognize 30 middle school students for their completion of a one-week “college student internship” as part of the Early College Experience program on Friday, June 29, at 2:30 p.m.  This academic partnership enables eligible participants to experience college during the summer.

“We are pleased to serve this group of aspiring students through engagement and enrichment activities that will further expand their learning, while exposing them to the numerous opportunities available through higher education,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, campus president of the North and InterAmerican Campuses.

Students will experience hands-on activities and academic immersions to facilitate knowledge in a variety of subject areas.  Exposure in the fields of STEAM, Business, Criminal Justice, and Journalism, among others, will provide enriching opportunities to clarify and inspire future academic endeavors. The immersive approach serves as a platform to enhance real life experiences, foster positive interpersonal relationships, and incentivize students to become lifelong learners.

A signature component of The Early College Experience is to strengthen the principles of early mentorship that prove so important with young students. It is highly documented in scholarly research that students exposed to the college environment at an early age have a greater chance of not only pursuing a college education but also graduating at accelerated rates. The unique contributions of early mentorship programs reap substantial benefits, as students are better informed, and hence better prepared to confront real world challenges.  The College is renowned for leading the way in supporting minority youths and equipping students to excel through a unique combination of mentoring, career counseling, academic support, and robust cultural exposure.

For more information, please contact Yvette Sheran; 305-237-1335;

About the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program

The mission of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is to give minority boys hope, as well as the vision of greatness to emulate in their everyday lives, and a fraternal aura of brotherly love throughout Miami-Dade County. Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson founded the nationally acclaimed organization in 1993. The 5000 Role Models of Excellence continue to serve and spread their positive message throughout the nation and the world.