At the NAF Next 2023 conference in Phoenix, a heartwarming full-circle moment unfolded as Julie Kennedy, a remarkable alumna of Miami Beach Senior High’s Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, received the prestigious NAF Alumni Award. Julie graduated from the academy in 2004 and embarked on a successful career in the hospitality industry before transitioning to education [...]
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is a national education non-profit that brings schools and businesses together to better prepare students of all backgrounds. Since 1980, NAF has led a movement for immersive, career-focused teaching and work-based learning. The NAF Next Perspective 2023 conference was held in Phoenix, AZ on July 11-14, 2023. During the conference, [...]
NAF Next is a dynamic professional development conference that brings together education, business, and community leaders to address some of the biggest challenges facing education and the workforce. NAF Next will feature innovative initiatives in order to shape a highly skilled and inclusive workforce. Participants wiill learn key strategies to improve academy quality, work-based learning, student [...]
NAF Academy of Engineering students Leandra Belizaire and Shon Barthell were awarded NAF Fund II Foundation Diversity & Equity in STEM Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to support their STEM career college education.
Fund II Academy of IT students attended the annual conference of eMerge Americas at the Miami Beach Convention Center held on April 20-21, 2022. Keynote speakers included Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian, Pitbull and many other top leaders in the IT world. STEM Advisory Board Chair Carlos Vazquez sponsored the students.
Mrs. Doristine Williams was presented with the NAF Janet Linton National Award at the NAF NEXT conference, July 13th in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Williams is the Lead Teacher of the Distinguished NAF Academy of Finance at Southwest Miami Senior High.
M-DCPS' NAF Career Academies outperformed all school districts AGAIN! Miami is home to 43 distinguished academies, the most in the nation! Congratulations to our new Distinguished and Model academies!
Let's all congratulate Shon Barthell for being selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship to support his STEM career path through the NAF Fund II Foundation Diversity & Equity in STEM Scholarship. We also want to congratulate you for receiving one of the Florida Power and Light (FPL)/SECME scholarships for African-American students. You are now part of [...]
Marlon Vernon was officially recruited as leader of the "Dream Team" at Cisco Live conference held in Las Vegas, June 8 - June 17, 2022. Out of all the teachers, he was chosen as the best pick to instruct ten academy students. The team learned much from many IT minds and from several digital events during [...]