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May 21, 2020
As Miami-Dade County comes to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, The Children's Trust has decided to dedicate our Parenting Our Children Newsletter to dealing with the parental side of managing the crisis.
Summer Youth Internship Program Survives Coronavirus Pandemic
Still time to get your 10-12 graders in a paid internship

Families in Miami-Dade County who struggled through the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic – through the school and business closures, stimulus and small business loan delays, and general claustrophobia of being stuck at home – with few, if any, options to get out the real world, now have a new challenge directly ahead of them. Summertime!  Read more
There are plenty of choices for students in the Summer Internship Program.
Photo: Tierney/
Five Dollar Project Born in Miami Brings Food Relief to Ecuador
Youth Advisory Committee member creates program for needy

If ever there was as time for our youth to be fixated on their own problems and put aside any suffering in other parts of the world, this would likely be it. The United States is leading the world in terms of cases and deaths from COVID-19. Closer to home, Miami-Dade County has the highest concentration of positive tests in all of Florida, as well as the most deaths.  Read more
A young girl holds up a sign thanking the Five Dollar Project.
Photo: The Five Dollar Project Facebook Page
Other News
Staying safe this Memorial Day weekend in Miami-Dade

Several children in Miami-Dade diagnosed with COVID-19 related condition. Here are what symptoms to be on the lookout for!

City of Miami begins reopening non-essential businesses, some parks and more

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announces plan for contact tracing teams

Reopening rules in Miami-Dade: Wear masks, and test all employees if one gets COVID-19

County opens new walk-up COVID-19 testing facility in Opa-locka

Diners can now have in-restaurant meals with conditions

Miami-Dade County releases new color-coded flag system to guide reopening of commercial and residential establishments

County allowing families to visit inmates via free video chats

Some Pollo Tropical restaurants offering free lunches to kids under 12 between 11 a.m. and noon

Pediatric and other medical visits are now subject to new guidelines

Education leaders eye ways to reopen schools in fall
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information

  • Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus page also has updates as well as a listing of additional online resources. Click Here

  • Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus page. Click Here

  • The Miami-Dade School Board also has a Coronavirus page, as well as a Parent Guide to the Novel Coronavirus. Click Here