Every year, there are up to 1,000 at-risk children and teens waiting to be paired with a mentor in Miami-Dade County. In honor of National Mentoring Month, we speak with President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Gale Nelson, to hear about their work and, hear first-hand the positive impact mentoring can have from a local “Big Sister” and “Little Sister”.
Gale Nelson, President, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami
Det. Lisa Morales, “Big Sister”, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami
Joselin, “Little Sister”, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami
What started as a casual meeting between two local religious leaders more than a decade ago – has grown into a lasting friendship that has changed the focus of their lives. We meet a South Florida pastor and a rabbi whose unique friendship is uniting the community to help AIDS-afflicted children in Haiti.
Pastor Kennedy McGowan, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
Rabbi Allan Tuffs, Temple Beth El of Hollywood
The 16th annual Miami Marathon will take over Downtown MIami Sunday, January 28th with thousands of runners taking part from across the world. We get details about this year’s race and events from co-founder Frankie Ruiz, and hear what it takes to participate from local marathon runner Lourdes Lawrence.
Frankie Ruiz, Co-founder, Miami Marathon
Lourdes Lawrence, Marathon Runner