Staff members of the Pasarela Beauty Salon, located at 13702 SW 84 St. in West Kendall, generously donated their time and services to nine graduating Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School senior students on May 30 in an effort to get them “graduation ready” and pampering them with hair services.
Nanette Miolina, Easterseals’s director of Marketing & Special Events, expressed her thanks to Jackie Milanes, new Gilded Lilies president, and Pasarela Beauty Salon for volunteering their time and for their generosity with the students at Easterseals. Tax Leaf Kendall and Integrity Business Partners LLC donated breakfast, lunch and refreshments enjoyed by all.
For more than 20 years the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School has uniquely addressed the needs in Miami-Dade County for high quality, developmentally appropriate, culturally competent education and vocational training to help students ages 14-22 with autism and other disabilities.
The school is accredited, and well known for its effective strategies to teach students with autism, behavior challenges, and developmental disabilities. The impact of this program on each students’ journey toward independence is truly powerful as they gain self-confidence, vocational training and interpersonal skills. These experiences and skills are important foundations for them in an efffort to find jobs and a place in the community for them to be productive and contributing citizens.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Marta Quintana, vice president of Development at 305-547-4765 or visit www.easterseals.com/southflorida.