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25 TEENS COMPLETE NORTH MIAMI’S FIRST LEADERS IN TRAINING PROGRAM

North Miami, FL – 6/22/2017

During a luncheon on Wednesday, June 21, at the Gwen Margolis Center, the City of North Miami honored 25 teens who successfully completed its inaugural Leaders in Training Program (LIT).   

Before an audience of peers, City of North Miami elected officials, administration and staff, certificates of completion were presented to local teens graduating from the 8-week college and government career preparatory program. 

In 2016, LIT was conceptualized by North Miami’s District 4 Councilman, Alix Desulme, in collaboration with Patricia Elizee, Esq.  College Readiness Access and Motivational Services (CRAMS) developed the curriculum and facilitated weekly lectures focused on workplace etiquette, professional attire, resume writing, career interest identification and job skills assessing. Presentations by North Miami’s elected officials and City administrators, introduced LIT Program participants to the inner-workings and leadership structure of their local government. 

“As civic leaders, it is our responsibility to invest in the futures of our city’s youth,” said Councilman Desulme. “That’s what this program does. It plants the seed for these kids to thrive in public service careers or any career path they choose.” 

The program now serves as a pipeline and pre-requisite for North Miami residents, beginning at grade nine, to transition into paid positions through the City’s signature Youth Opportunity Board (YOB) Summer Internship Program. 

For more information about City of North Miami’s LIT Program, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-895-9840. 
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