Miami Dade College’s North Campus to Host Teen Summit to Empower Youth Oct. 17

Miami, Oct. 10, 2017Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) and the Trayvon Martin Foundation, will host a Teen Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Teen Summit is designed by experts to prepare young adults and future leaders to identify solutions to issues that currently affect our nation’s youth.

The keynote address will be delivered by Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin,  a 17-year-old African American from Miami Gardens, Florida, who was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida in 2012.

“We are happy to be partners with Florida Memorial and MDC in this endeavor” said Sybrina Fulton, founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation. “It is critical that a discussion take place between our students, community leaders and our institutions of higher education.”

About 600 MDCPS high school students will share their experiences in an open dialogue with local leaders, special guests and MDCPS’ Student Government Association (SGA) executive board. MDC’s North Campus and Florida Memorial University (FMU) students are serving as facilitators to address teen issues and concerns. Topics will include conflict resolution, gun violence, bullying, social media and self-esteem.

The Trayvon Martin Foundation is a social justice organization committed to ending senseless gun violence, strengthening families through holistic support, STEAM education for women, minorities, and mentoring.  The organization’s strategy is to move from intervention to reform by positively changing the lives of youth and their families through strategic programming.

For more information, please contact Carlton Daley at 305-237-1333.