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Duke University Alumni Club of South Florida celebrates “DUKE ALUMS ENGAGE” (DAE) with the Generation Y-NOT 2011 Alumni High School Youth.

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April 21, 2012

The New Generation Leadership and Workforce Institute (NGLWI) of UNIDAD of Miami Beach engage in mentorship group sessions with the Duke University Alumni Club of South Florida.

Duke University Alumni Club of South Florida, in celebration of its “Duke Alums Engage” (DAE) initiative, selected the New Generation Leadership and Workforce Institute (NGLWI) of UNIDAD of Miami Beach as its commitment to further support its Generation Y-Not Summer Program for high school students.

The initiative began when one of the Duke Alumni board members attended the 2011 Generation T-NOT graduation ceremony held at the Miami Beach Convention Center each year at the end of June. She was so impressed with the students, their poise, their accomplishments and their spirit of accomplishment; she decided to bring light of this organization to the remaining board members. The rest is history.

“Once again, this program is honored by the interest and commitment from another great academic entity like Duke University,” said Nelson Santiago, Program Coordinator. “With existing partnerships with Florida Atlantic University, Miami Dade College, University of Miami & Kellogg School of Management, this is another testament to the sense of social responsibility that exists here in South Florida. We are grateful to both the professionals and the recent graduates who dedicated their Saturday to our youth.”

‘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.