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N4P: Be A Voice

By Alyssa Zirkman | February 7th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

In the life of every child, there should be at least one adult that stands as his or her hero. Usually, that hero is Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, there are over 3,000 children in Miami-Dade’s Foster Care System who have no heroes in their lives, and whose voices go unheard every day.

Voices For Children’s support enables the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program to recruit, train, and support volunteers to serve as the “voice” for abused, abandoned, and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in dependency court proceedings, the only organization that provides this type of caring and objective voice in court. Guardians Ad Litem make sure children are not lost in an overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate home or shelter. Voices’ financial support also helps fulfill the children’s medical, educational, and social needs.

If you know or suspect a child is being abused, please call 1-800-96-ABUSE

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Department of Juvenile Justice: Miami’s River of Life

By Alyssa Zirkman | April 12th, 2014 |

George E. Ellis has over thirty years of dedicated involvement with youth, civic and social issues within Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. His experience and expertise has allowed him to serve as a member of several state and local Boards and provided Miami’s River of Life with the unique opportunity of being chosen by Miami-Dade County government to provide Home Detention and Juvenile Probationary Supervision in 2001 when the state budget fell short of the community’s needs. As a provider of residential and shelter services to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and other state agencies, Mr. Ellis has unequivocally demonstrated his knowledge of the issues and needs of our state and local communities. He truly believes that many of the behavior problems exhibited by our youth today is due to “a broken spirit caused by a lack of love,” He is committed to serving the youth and families of our communities, whose situation in life looks hopeless, through Miami’s River of Life programs and assistance.

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Promoting Education in America

By Alyssa Zirkman | November 16th, 2013 |

After speaking with Anthony Reid, Forever Bloom Alliance Founder and Director, and Jeremie McLeod, FBA Creative Director, there is little doubt the non-profit organization does not have a permanent impact on the youth who go through its programs. Anthony Reid who is a school teacher and adamant proponent for unity within the public school system, has brought together mentors, volunteers, and other professionals to collaborate in projects and programs helping promote education for the youth in America.

For more information: visit http://foreverbloom.org/

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RadioActive—Jogging in Place: The Anti-Hunger Movement in America

By Michael Matthiesen | November 11th, 2013 |

Sunday @ 6PM, To those in the realm of community social change, food charity will never be an adequate response to the hunger crisis. Not only does it fail to put a dent in the problem, by averting our gaze from the real issue—growing inequality—it ends up costing us all in ballooning health care expenditure, lost productivity, unsafe and divided neighborhoods, and unrealized potential. UM Ph.D Candidate Natalie Kivell discussed more on routes this growing social movement can take.

Natalie Brown Kivell is trained in Community Psychology and is an Agent of Social Change whose passion and skill overlap to create an ideal consultant for community and organizational level change. She is very enthusiastic about her work and her community, and she endeavors to support and work with those who continue to make this community a wonderful place to live.

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RadioActive: The YES Institute (ft. Jasmine Rosa)

By Michael Matthiesen | October 17th, 2013 |

RadioActive is joined by the YES Institute as we discuss their efforts to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation. The YES Institute separates gender, sex, and orientation in a way that creates an understanding for the LGBT community in the society that we live in, even among some religious groups. RadioActive was also joined by guest host Jasmine Rosa, a graduate student in the Community and Social Change program.

RadioActive: Bi-Directional Flying and What it Means to be a Gringo. by Wvumnews on Mixcloud