Amanda Altman and Bradel Canfield

Champions for Children

A year ago at this time, South Florida was preparing for the Super Bowl and, unfortunately, the rise of sex trafficking that often accompanies large events in Miami. Local and national attention focused on sex trafficking and ways to prevent it. But what about the rest of the time?

A mixed race family with adopted children has fun at home.

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Our needs don’t go away during a pandemic – they increase. That is especially true for children in Miami-Dade County who are currently in the foster care system.

The Spooky Symphony will take place virtually for the first time ever.

Photo by Gregory Reed

Celebrating its 11th year, the Spooky Symphony will move online to deliver unforgettable performances of the most beautiful scary music ever written, without the real life angst of having to crowd together in a big concert hall.

The Ad Hoc Committee on Racial Equity and Social Justice is delivering on promise.

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As much of the country has been swept up in turmoil and upheaval due to racial and social tensions during the summer and continuing to the present, The Children’s Trust has refused to shy away from the difficult questions raised and has chosen to address them in the hopes of making a difference w

The eight summer interns at The Children's Trust held a special online presentation on Aug. 5.

Photo courtesy of Danielle Barreras

When most of us were trying to figure out how to break a particularly intense case of summer blues – thanks COVID-19! – a group of young Miamians was busy making inroads to a successful future. 

Several storm systems are closing in on Florida.

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Two months into the 2020 hurricane season and many of us still have not made the necessary preparations to be ready for a storm.

A child competes in the 2020 Battle of the Books online.

Over 800 individuals participated in the Battle of the Books hosted by the partners of the Miami Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign in July.

A woman reads to her young daughter.

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The new and expanded The Children’s Trust Book Club is officially launching in July and making it easier than ever for Miami-Dade's youngest children to read with their families.