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For Immediate Release:
September 04, 2013
Media Contact:
Melonie Burke


Commissioner Jean Monestime to cut ribbon on new Community Tech & Youth Center

MIAMI, FL – A new community tech and youth center in Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime's district will help bridge the community's technological gap while providing a safe place for local youth to enjoy afterschool activities.

Commissioner Monestime will cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Little Haiti Optimist Club Community Tech & Youth Center at Miami-Dade's Soar Park, 100 NW 83rd St. on Friday, Sept. 6 at 4:00 p.m. The entire community is invited to view and use the new facility. Refreshments will be served.

The center will feature an Internet caf&eacute and computer room, printers, copiers, educational reading materials and a television and will offer a number of programs and activities including computer classes, tutoring, arts and crafts, movies, games and fitness activities.

The center will be housed in the former Soar Park Community Center, a newly renovated County Parks facility. Commissioner Monestime’s office worked with the County Parks Department and the Little Haiti Optimist Club to transform an idle Parks building into a Tech Center which will provide this community with access to technology.  Several businesses – including Odebrecht Construction, Home Depot, Lotspeich, Dynaelectric, Commercial Industrial Construction, Creative Flooring and Advanced Computer Support – donated their time and resources to refurbish and equip the center with computers, furniture and supplies.

"This facility is going to make a real difference in the lives of residents of all ages by bringing much needed services to one of the most historically underserved areas of the county," said Commissioner Monestime, who was instrumental in making the center a reality. "It will provide a positive environment for children to study and engage in positive, constructive activities. Residents also will be able to access the Internet to search for jobs, conduct research and email friends and family."

For more information, please contact Commissioner Monestime's office at 305-694-2779.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2
Grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Little Haiti Optimist Club Community Tech & Youth Center
Refreshments will be served
September 06, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Soar Park
100 NW 83rd St.
Miami, FL 33150