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Help At Risk Youth Find Summer Jobs; Is Amazon’s HQ2 Coming to Miami; Vivian Fried and the Summer of Kidney Love

Episode 463: 04-26-18

Help At Risk Youth Find Summer Jobs

Donovan Lee-Sin is Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement for The Children’s Trust, Miami, FL

Donovan’s team manages investments in youth enrichment programs, service partnerships, The Children’s Trust 211 Helpline and community engagement by emphasizing collaboration and partnership, helping to foster a network of services that support children and families most in need and to promote sustainable change across the community.

The Summer Youth Internship Program of the Trust intends to enroll a minimum of 1,450 youth who will be recruited through Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Reasonable efforts will be made to enroll at least 100 youth per county commission district.

Program participants will work 30 hours per week and receive a stipend of $1,321 over five weeks. In addition to receiving a stipend, participants will earn high school course credits and be given the opportunity to earn college credits. Other services offered include, but are not limited to, internship sessions for youth, parents and internship providers, soft skills training and transportation assistance.

Joining Donovan is Soley Gonzalez, who handles Community Relations at South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union.

Jim, Donovan and Soley discuss how important Jim’s summer jobs were to him and why everyone should participate in this program if they can.

Is Amazon’s HQ2 Coming to Miami?

John Boyd, Jr., is Principal at The Boyd Company, Inc., Princeton, NJ.

Founded in 1975, The Boyd Company, Inc., is one of the nation’s most experienced and trusted corporate site selection firms. Boyd provides independent location counsel to leading Fortune 500 and up-coming corporations worldwide.

Boyd clients include Boeing; Chevron; PepsiCo; UPS; Visa International; Shell; Time, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; JP Morgan Chase; Sanofi; Dell and TD Canada Trust.

Boyd has been especially active in South Florida over the years – providing site selection counsel to Royal Caribbean, Office Depot, Pratt & Whitney. Amazon is NOT one of his clients.

John and Jim discuss Miami’s place in the world economy and its chances to land Amazon’s HQ2.

Vivian Fried and the Summer of Kidney Love

Jim will give an update on Vivian’s post-transplant progress and announce his plans to discuss kidney donation on the show all summer long.

Episode 463: 04-26-18

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