Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IHAD Summer Academy 2014

As our Dreamers embark on their 2014-15 school year; it is time to reflect and acknowledge all of those individuals who assisted with our annual Summer Academy.  This year's academy ran from June 28- July 28th and was held on the campus of Florida International University Biscayne Campus.  Thank you's go out to the FIU Staff and Julissa Castellanos who were tremendous in providing us with space to operate.  Additionally we would like to thank our amazing IHAD Summer Staff: Mr. Major and Mr. Boldon for providing excellent academic coverage for our ACT Exam preperations.  Our Dreamers also engaged in internship opportunities hosted by several on campus departments, Bank United, and the North Dade Justice Center.  At the conclusion of our 20 day academy, our Dreamers took a trip to the Univerisity of North Florida (Thank YOU SO MUCH Phillip Simmons and his UNF ambassadors) for a campus tour.  We closed our summer with a trip to historic St. Augustine FL. where our Dreamers walked the walls of the Castillo de San Marcos and Colonial Quarters.  As always GREAT job to those Dreamers who attended each and every day of Summer Academy (that's what you're supposed to do) and our Americorp Vistas - Ms. Bruni and Ms. Kaleena. None of this would be possible if not for our amazing funder - The Childrens Trust (Thanks for all your support- especially Aundray our contract mgr.)
Enjoy the photos...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

End of School Year Events (Feb. 2014 - June 2014)

We are completing the final stretch of the 2013-14 school year... That means Sophomores took FCAT exams and EOCs, Juniors are now having dreams of being a SENIOR and our lone Senior (Jamee) completed Grad Night, Senior Skip Day, Senior Breakfast, Class Rings, Prom, Graduation.... and oh yeah.. GETTING ACCEPTED INTO UNF, FIU, FAMU, AND CHOOSING FSU!!! In another week, we will begin our annual Summer Academy (June 30-July 28) hosted by FIU Biscayne Campus and University of North Florida.  Our Dreamers will take ACT prep courses, attend enrichment seminars presented by FIU's: Campus Life, School of Marine Bio., School of Hospitality & Tourism, School of Arts, a Dreamer Roundtable (hosted by former Miami Dreamers) and an overnight campus visit to UNF!

Here is look back at to some of the events and activities that our Dreamers have done from February through June.... Enjoy!

Feb. 2014: College Fair, Posse Foundation Workshop

March 2014: Showing Up Workshop, Skating Field Trip




Jamee and Team Smith!  Great Job... #FSUbound #GoNoles


Thursday, March 6, 2014

2nd Quarter Events (Nov. 2013 - Jan. 2014)

The Dreamers finished to second quarter with report cards, field trips, birthdays, wrestling matches and community service.  Here are a few images. Enjoy!

Ms. Bruni and the Bunch
FIU Basketball vs. FGCU

JoJo, Sendy, Maddy at FIU basketball

Team Cruz after the wrestling match
The Bday Girl Mesha'

MLK Day of Service

Boss Ms. Bruni
Let the painting begin

Everyone againt the wall....
Community Service at the Alper JCC-Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Baskets at the JCC


At the Alper JCC-Thanksgiving baskets

1st Quarter Happenings (Aug. - Oct. 2013)

The IHAD Overtown, Inc Dreamers embark on their Sophmore and Junior year of high school begining Aug. 2013.  While a majority are attending Miami Beach Senior High, many are spread out.  During the 1st quarter of the school year, the dreamers kept busy by: attending college football games and comedy shows; participating in community service and enrichment seminars; taking college tours and off course fulfilling their regular high school requirements. 

FIU Football Game
FIU Football Game

Malik / Markel before their game
Mat' before the game

Dinner before the Comedy Show
Guest Speaker on  Domestic Violence

Just the Funny Comedy Show

College Prep Enrinchment Session

Guest Speaker from UNF
Johnson & Wales Tour

Johnson & Wales Tour