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"305 Rise" Seeks to Empower Young Latino Leaders
The Miami-based group 305 Rise, devoted to help minority students be better prepared for college, aims to become an official school organization.  
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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

  • Front row from left: Natalie Sanchez, 2011 Harvard LLI/MDC Cohort mentor, Vanessa Chalmers, 305 Rise Trainer
  • Second row from left: Carlos Barrezueta, Executive Director of the Center for Caribbean & Latin American Studies and 305 Rise advisor, Gilbert Garbiso, Jr., facilitator/coach, Lauren Behar, facilitator/coach, Jesus Alvarez, facilitator/coach, Laura Barrera, 305 Rise Trainer, Jessica A. Giraldo, 305 Rise Trainer, Anabetsy Rivero, 305 Rise Trainer.
  • Third row from left: Jo Anne Zarowny, Program Manager for Center for Community Involvement, Patrizio Rinaldi, Javier Alejandro Zurita, Merina Seidel, Diana Pomares, Leana Ramos, Jennifer Mejia, Patricia Belfort, Lorena Ramos (yes, they’re sisters), Marilyn Figueroa -- participants
  • Top row from left: David Grasso Ortega, Harvard LLI mentor, Luis Fernandez, Dany Raffoul, Selena Ayala, Nicole Miranda, Makisha Noel, Cindy Torres, Patrick Rojas
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"305 Rise" Seeks to Empower Young Latino Leaders

The Miami-based group 305 Rise, devoted to help minority students be better prepared for college, aims to become an official school organization.  

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