Florida Memorial University, the historically Black educational institution in Miami Gardens, has announced that it will host the SEED School of Miami on its campus this summer. The college preparatory school will open this August with 60 students. Students will live on campus from Sunday evening until Friday afternoon. They will have separate academic and residential facilities than students attending Florida Memorial University. The school will enroll students from sixth grade through high school.
The SEED Foundation has operated two similar schools in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. About 90 percent of the students at the two existing SEED schools have gone to enroll in college and 80 percent of these students are the first generation in their family to attend college.
Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, stated, “We are an institution committed to the communities we serve, and we seek opportunities to help ensure future generations of students have every opportunity to succeed. SEED shares our deep belief in the power of education to broaden horizons and build bright futures.”