Miami-Dade Cultural Passport

Foundation for New Education Initiatives

Date Awarded
12/01/10
Amount
$1,000,000
Grant Period
12/01/10 to 11/30/12
Focus Area
Fostering the Arts
Community
Miami
Initiative
Knight Arts Challenge

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To help 120,000 to 140,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 130,000 public school students.

To help Miami-Dade students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 120,000 public school students – or twice the number that participate now. An advisory board representing the cultural, business and educational communities will work together to help coordinate the program. New curricular materials will educate students about the cultural arts they will experience, and teachers will lead activities in the classroom to engage students before and after the arts field trip. The project aims to instill a love and understanding of arts and culture in young people – and to support the long-term future of the arts.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides the highest quality education so that all students are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners and responsible citizens. The school district's core values are excellence, integrity, equity, and citizenship. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to educational excellence for all.

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Project Team

Iraida R. Mendez-Cartaya