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.

A service provider hands a protective mask to a resident.

As the realization that the coronavirus would spread to all corners of Miami-Dade County dawned on residents, an overriding fear spread faster than COVID-19 among those who work with children and families.

A young girl shows a sign of thanks to the Five Dollar Project.

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If ever there was a time for our youth to be fixated on their own problems and put aside any suffering in other parts of the world, this would likely be it. The United States is leading the world in terms of cases and deaths from COVID-19.

A father and son practice soccer inside the home.

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Remember Inter Miami CF, the new professional soccer team that had just started its inaugural season before the coronavirus pandemic hit and put a halt to all the fun and games?

Dancers from the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet take part in a performance.

Courtesy Thomas Armour Youth Ballet

Things are moving fast at Thomas Armour Ballet, and we don’t only mean the dance classes.