Community Education Forum – March 11, 2006, Miami Florida

The Jamaican Association of Miami-Dade Educators (JADE) and the Jamaican Diaspora- Southern United States, under the auspices of the Counsel General of Jamaica, The Hon. C.P. Ricardo Allicock, will host a Community Education Forum at Holy Family Episcopal Church, 18501 N.W. 7th Avenue, Miami Gardens, on March 11, 2006. The Forum will run from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

“The purpose of the Forum is to provide information to Caribbean nationals about Education in the United States from Pre-Kindergarten through College”, says Lloyd Cohen, Vice President of JADE, and the Education Committee Chair of the Jamaican Diaspora-Southern United States. “Parents as well as Middle and High School children are urged to attend”, says Cohen, “there is so much information about the U.S. Education system that remains a mystery to immigrants”.

Information about testing for special programs such as ESE, Gifted, ESOL placement, tips for taking tests such as FCAT, NRT, SAT, using technology for learning, applying for scholarships, applying to Magnet Schools, staying drug-free, and avoiding retention will be presented to the audience. Education specialists and college students will be on hand to answer the community’s questions. The Forum will break-out into small sessions that will permit the attendees to be updated on all or specifically presented areas.

“We recognize that Jamaicans in the Diaspora face challenges in learning a new system of education and that in partnering with JADE to provide this Forum we can empower our community”, says Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington, Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board Member – Southern United States.

For More Information Contact:
Lloyd G. Cohen 305-989-3564 [email protected]
Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington 954-963-8555