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President and CEO, Evelio C. Torres

A Message from our President:

Dear Friends:

June begins the school break for the summer.  Kids are ready to drop off their book bags and begin their well-deserved summer activities like going to the beach, pool, or park.  Just as important as those activities is the need to prevent Summer Slide, the loss of learning gains that occurs during the summer break.

There are many activities parents can do to help children continue their learning gains over the summer. Reading is an ideal fun activity for kids of all ages. For children who are too young to read independently, the same benefits can be achieved when parents or older siblings read developmentally appropriate books with them. The Miami Dade Public Library also has many activities that are geared to young readers and kids can apply for their own library card while there.  For information on the location of your local library branch, please visit

Other helpful tips to prevent summer slide can be found here.

As always, we thank you for your partnership and encourage you to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for up-to-date information on our programs and events. 


Evelio Torres

President and CEO