Miami-Dade School Board recognizes contributions of Youth Fair and Expo

The Miami-Dade County School Board recently issued a proclamation in recognition of the Miami- Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition’s years of charitable acts to encourage education.

“It was a great privilege today to be called before the school board and receive the proclamation presented by Dr. Larry Feldman,” said Eduardo Cora, chair of The Youth Fair board. “We are happy to be distinguished for the work we do as an independent organization year around to ensure that students in Miami-Dade County can showcase their work and be rewarded for that work.”

In 2013 alone, The Youth Fair gave more than $300,000 in scholarships and cash prizes, plus awards, trophies and plaques. The private, nonprofit organization gave college scholarships to 69 students from all areas of the county, from all types of schools and all career paths.

In addition, the Youth Fair, which does not receive taxpayer dollars, partners with Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation to fund athletic competitions each fall and spring. It helps coordinate competitions for 10,000 Miami-Dade County middle school and high school students participating in cross-country, track and field, wrestling, tennis, bowling, swimming, badminton and golf events.

The Youth Fair awards more than $300,000 annually in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to local public, private, charter and home school students. To date, the Youth Fair has awarded more than $10 million to Miami-Dade students to help them achieve higher education.

The Youth Fair is the only venue where students can showcase their educational, art and science achievements all in one place and be rewarded for their efforts. More than 40,000 student projects are exhibited annually to more than half a million families, friends and fairgoers.

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