From Jessica Garrett Modkin
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Arlington Academy hosted its Fourth Annual Health Fair on Jan. 9, 2016 on their campus at 4814 N.W. 167 St., in Miami Gardens, Fla. The event boasted HIV & Syphilis testing, dental hygiene presentations, blood donations, girl mentorship program information, and a bounce house for the kids. Volunteer services were provided by Miami Dade County Public Schools’ 5000 Role Models of Excellence. Students were accompanied by their director, Paul Wilson.
The high energy music was provided by DJ Ivory and Papa Keith of 103.5 The Beat radio. “I am blessed to be here with you this morning,” said radio personality, Papa Keith, as he welcomed guest to the health fair. “These health fairs bring awareness and allow people who probably think they can’t afford health care to get a check-up for free.
That was the exact intention from Arlington Academy’s Principal Aundrea Blythe. “Annually, we provide an opportunity for the community-at-large to gain knowledge on the keys to living a healthy life for free.” This event was yet another instance of giving back by Blye and her administration, as she continues to make good on her commitment to education and community engagement through initiatives pro-vided by Arlington Academy. She added, “This year we were honored to partner with the City of Miami Gardens.”
Miami Gardens’ Vice-Mayor, Felicia Robinson was on hand to show the City’s support for the event and also remind residents that living healthy is on-going and is a lifetime commitment. The city has done the research to help residents make healthy decisions. “If you go to the website LiveHealthyMiamiGardens.com, you will see over the past year we have launched 6 health initiatives as tools for healthy living.”
Miami Gardens’ Chief of Po-lice Antonio Brooklen reiterated the City’s commitment to healthy living. Other Health Fair supporters and sponsors included Molina Healthcare, Union Positiva, Jackson Health Systems, Miami Dade College, Higher Learning Entertainment, Publix, 103.5FM The Beat, Oh So Sweet, Ballroom Events, and Freez Frame Marketing & Media.
ABOUT ARLINGTON ACADEMY:
Arlington Academy of Miami is committed to providing outstanding elementary, middle, and high school (college preparatory) education. The Academy distinguishes itself through the excellence of its instruction and by providing a challenging, but supportive environment for its students. Our objective is to maximize the potential of each student and foster values of autonomy, responsibilities and academic excellence.
For more information please visit www.arlingtonacademyofmiamillc.com