For over ten years, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been the Honorary Chairman of the Aventura Marketing Council’s (AMC) “Student Connection” program for at-risk students. Each year, over 100 students from the AMC’s eight Dade Partner schools schedule their first field trip of the year to visit with State Attorney Rundle and her team of professionals. The students always have questions about ‘crime and punishment,’ and each year the State Attorney’s office gives the students honest answers and encouragement to do the right thing, as well as offering them phone numbers to people who can provide help.
AMC Education Committee Chair Eileen Glastein of Bnai Zion Foundation noted, “This particular field trip is so extremely valuable to the students…sometimes they just need guidance on what is considered acceptable behavior, and Ms. Rundle and her attorneys provide real-life examples for them.”
The Student Connection works with at-risk students from Krop Senior High, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Sr. High, North Miami Beach Sr. High, Highland Oaks Middle, Ojus Elementary, Aventura Waterways K – 8 Center, David Lawrence, Jr. K – 8 Center and Greynolds Park Elementary.
For more information on the Aventura Marketing Council Education Committee, contact 305-932-5334 or aventuramarketingcouncil.com.