Harvard Serves event: Alonzo Mourning Overtown Youth Center

Join us for a community service volunteer event to participate in a panel discussion concerning college and career advice.

Sponsored by:

The Harvard Club of Miami
and The Harvard Black Alumni Society of South Florida
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 3:50PM - 5:30PM

Alonzo Mourning Overtown Youth Center, 340 NW 14th Street, Miami FL 33136

The Overtown Youth Center (OYC) was founded in 2003 by NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning and real estate developer Martin Z. Margulies to create a safe haven for children living in Overtown. For over 13 years, OYC has been providing holistic programming to help youth avoid falling victim to poor education, poverty and crime. The center has graduated 100% of its high school seniors since inception and continues to send a majority of its students to college.

Event Description: The program will consist of a panel of up to four Harvard alumni who will engage in conversations with the students to talk about college, career paths and experiences.  Topics covered during the panel usually include: What do the panelists do for a living? Did college prepare them properly for their chosen careers? How did they choose their careers? What was their major in college and did it change? Is there anything they wished they had done differently to prepare for college? How did they choose their college? Is there anything they wished they had done in high school that they didn’t do? What was the hardest thing about college?  Questions from the students.

Attire: Business

 Marilyn Holifield, Esq.,  marilyn.holifield@hklaw.com

Please click here to register for this event!