JM Family Enterprises plants 500 trees in Deerfield Beach
JM Family Enterprises associate Milagros Jimenez (back right) brought her family to the environmentally focused event.In addition to planting trees,children ages 6 and older,participated in Earth Day crafts, decorating watering cans and potted plants.
More than 200 volunteers joined associates from JM Family Enterprises, the company’s families and friends and the Arbor Day Foundation and Community Greening to plant 500 trees in Deerfield Beach. Community Greening, a local environmental non-profit, led JM Family’s urban greening project by replacing trees lost in Hurricane Irma and adding more trees to contribute to the city’s green infrastructure.
Through this weekend’s efforts, 300 sand pine and scrub oaks were planted in Tivoli Sand Pine Preserve, 75 live oaks, wild tamarind and gumbo limbos were planted in Villages of Hillsboro Park and 125 various tree species were planted in the Arboretum at Constitution Park. The weekend’s environmental efforts were a part of the JM Family Enterprise’s 50th anniversary celebration.
MIAMI – Miami Dade College (MDC) held the third annual Reach Higher-College Signing Day at MDC’s North Campus on Wednesday, April 25. This event was celebrated during the national Early College High School Week to broadly promote higher education and cultivate a college-bound culture in the community. Basit Hasan, arena manager for the Miami Heat, was the keynote speaker.
College Signing Day is an initiative inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage students in America to enroll in college and complete their education beyond high school. The event was a collaborative community celebration and recognition of the high school graduating class of 2018, especially students that have made the important decision to enroll and pursue their dreams at MDC.
“MDC prides itself in serving as an educational beacon in our community, ensuring all students have access to a quality, higher education,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, president of North and InterAmerican Campuses. “This event recognizes our youth’s decision to attain a higher education by matriculating at the College as they pursue their educational and career dreams and aspirations.”
Students and educators from throughout Miami-Dade County attended the event to secure admission and enrollment into MDC. Seniors stood before teachers,friends,and the community to announce their commitment to attend college and share stories about their upcoming academic pathways.
All participants were encouraged to immerse themselves in an interactive display of academic disciplines that offer students a panoramic view of real-world career opportunities available upon earning degrees from MDC. MDC aims to promote higher learning and encourage students to commit to college prior to graduating from high school. College Signing Day offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the student community, highlight student leaders, and inspire more young people to take the first steps on their journey to higher education.