Day 1 of the 305 Rise retreat: During the team-building workshop, students bonded over the “Human Knot” game. From far left clockwise: Merina Seidel, Javier Zurita, Luis Fernandez (back), Dany Raffoul Patrick Rjoas, Leana Ramos, (not sure), Marilyn Figueroa, Lorena Ramos.
Day 1 of retreat: During team building exercise, students come up with a shared team purpose, taking into account their common values. From far left: Selena Ayala, Nicole Miranda, Alicia Martin (facilitator/coach), Patrizio Rinaldi, Diana Pomares and Jessenia Guerra (305 Rise Trainer).
Day 2 of retreat: Anabetsy Rivero, 305 Rise trainer (speaking), talks to female STEM majors about her experiences in the science field (Anabetsy is currently doing a fellowship at Harvard Medical School with scientist Dr. Robert Sackstein, who was one of our guest speakers). Names of the girls, to the right of Anabetsy: Leana Ramos, Lorena Ramos, Jenny Mejia and Diana Pomares.
Last day of 305 Rise (Graduation ceremony): After the last workshop on goal setting, each participant wrote their educational goal and placed it on the “Commitment Wall.” Each student received a certificate for their completion of the leadership training.
The Miami-based group 305 Rise, devoted to help minority students be better prepared for college, aims to become an official school organization.