Three Miami Job Corps students visit State Capitol to advocate for youth

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Three Miami Job Corps students visit State Capitol to advocate for youth
Three Miami Job Corps students visit State Capitol to advocate for youth
Miami Job Corps students (l-r) Jeremiah Washington, Timmie Witcher and Dylan Mooneyhan were among the Children’s Trust/Youth Advisory Committee participants in Tallahassee.

The Florida Legislature invited legislators, policy makers, business leaders and child advocates from across the state to celebrate Children’s Week (Mar. 26-29, 2017) at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.

Miami Job Corps students Dylan Mooneyhan, Timmie Witcher and Jeremiah Washington were among the Children’s Trust/Youth Advisory Committee participants. This year’s theme, “The Health and Well-being of All Children” recognizes every person in this state can play a role in ensuring children are safe, healthy and ready to learn to achieve.

“We met with state legislators who were so willing to listen and offer support for youth” said Mooneyhan, 17. “They’re creating programs teens can join to help the community make the youth feel safe on the street. They also help youth feel they have a place in the world.”

Mooneyhan is a Miami Job Corps student earning his high school diploma and Office Administration certification.

“This was a great opportunity for our students to make friends with other high school students from all over Miami, said Mary Geoghegan, director at Miami Job Corps Center. “Speaking to the other students, they found that some of their concerns were universal. These three students were recommended by myself and members of our leadership team. Dylan, Timmie and Jeremiah did a tremendous job in Tallahassee representing themselves as well as the Miami Job Corps Center. We appreciate the Children’s Trust providing this wonderful opportunity for our young leaders.”


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