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Miami Foundation and Mayor Matti Herrera Bower support the Generation Y-NOT Summer Program with a $4,472.64 check for the program.


Miami, April. 2, 2012

The New Generation Leadership and Workforce Institute (NGLWI) of UNIDAD of Miami Beach was proud to see one of its Alumni Students deliver a speech during the American Graduate Launch at the WLRN studios.

Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower granted a check for $4,472.64 to the New Generation Leadership and Workforce Institute (NGLWI) of UNIDAD of Miami Beach to support its Generation Y-Not Summer Program for high school students.

The money came from the Richard Bower Education Fund at the Miami Foundation, which Mayor Bower created in 2010 in memory of her husband. The Mayor has long been a supporter of Unidad, which she helped to found, and of the mission of educational advancement for all students.

"We are honored by this gift," said Nelson Santiago, Program Coordinator. "The Generation Y-NOT Summer Program prides itself on its ability to deliver 1st class information, using 1st class materials and taught by 1st class trainers and facilitators. Such ability is only possible by the faithful support from organizations like the Miami Foundation. This support helps NGLWI in its constant pursuit to enhance the program it delivers and most importantly, enhance the experience of its youth participants."

'Generation Y-NOT' is the name of a summer employment program where over 350 Miami-Dade High School youth have celebrated leadership, learned financial literacy and embraced Social Entrepreneurship over the past 5 years.

The Generation Y-Not Program is a combination of an after-school & summer employment program extended to all High School Juniors and Seniors, Primarily in Miami-Dade Schools, that focuses on Financial Literacy, Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship. It is funded by South Florida Workforce and the City of Miami Beach and supported by countless other organizations and corporations in South Florida.

For more information on the Generation Y-NOT Program, contact Nelson Santiago or Roselyn Ortega at 305-532-5350.