SEED School Miami Helps Students Overcome Adversity
Author: Helios Education Foundation
How do you overcome adversity when you know nothing else? Overcoming adversity is a challenge numerous students face in order to complete a college degree. Often the degrees of adversity are as numerous as the students striving to overcome them.
SEED School Miami has found a way to empower their students to overcome adversity by serving students in sixth through twelfth grades who attend the school 24 hours per day, five days per week. The SEED model provides a rigorous academic program, life skills curriculum and college transition and support services which envelop SEED students in an environment of wrap-around services that provide a successful platform for college and career success.
Helios Education Foundation believes that every student, regardless of zip code, deserves a high-quality education. This fundamental belief led the Foundation to make a three-year, $1,000,000 grant to SEED Miami in 2014.
In its third year of operation, SEED School Miami serves 127 students from Naples, Monroe, Broward and Miami-Dade counties with plans to add additional students annually in order to reach its capacity of 400 students. SEED Miami’s first class has grown 3.5 grade levels in reading, and the number of students reading at grade level has doubled since they started at SEED.
Helios Education Foundation is proud to have been an inaugural partner of the SEED Miami school.