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Aventura Mall and Achieve Miami Join Forces to Empower High School Students

Aventura Mall and Achieve Miami Join Forces to Empower High School Students

Aventura Mall and Achieve Miami Join Forces to Empower High School Students

On July 14th, Achieve Miami, a local education nonprofit, and Aventura Mall hosted the annual “Best Look Forward” event, providing an enriching experience for high school students across Miami-Dade County. The event, held at LEVEL THREE in Aventura Mall, featured “The Stylist” – Aventura Mall’s styling program – a shopping spree at H&M, and essential professional development training by the Turnberry HR team.

The “Best Look Forward” event aimed to provide seventy-seven Achieve Miami students from Title One high schools with the necessary information and skills to dress for success. Throughout the day, the students received support from generous sponsors, including Turnberry, Aventura Mall, The Stylist at Aventura Mall, LEVEL THREE, H&M, Shake Shack, and L.P Rentals. These sponsors played a major part in making the event a resounding success.

Beginning their day at LEVEL THREE, where Turnberry’s HR team delivered a presentation on professional skills, the students gained insights into the importance of professionalism and courtesy in various settings. Next, The Stylist at Aventura Mall provided a comprehensive “Dress for Success” presentation, guiding students on appropriate attire for college entrance interviews and potential job opportunities.

With the support of Aventura Mall, the students embarked on an exciting shopping spree at H&M. The H&M team extended personalized assistance, helping students select clothing items that would enhance their style and make a lasting impression during their interviews and future endeavors.

To conclude the eventful day, Shake Shack provided complimentary lunch for the students and Achieve Miami counselors, demonstrating their continued commitment to empowering young individuals.

“Access to professional attire and interpersonal skills can open so many doors for students participating in college visits, job interviews, and in their everyday lives. With this event, each student will take home a new outfit and new skills. We’re excited to give students access to resources that will help them succeed,” stated Rachel Saiontz Geary, Achieve Miami’s Director of Development.

Aventura Mall has been a steadfast supporter of Achieve Miami since the nonprofit’s inception in 2015, partnering for the “Best Look Forward” since 2018. The collaboration underscores Aventura Mall’s commitment to enriching the lives of local students and providing them with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Achieve Miami is an impactful nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging racial divides and promoting equity in Miami-Dade schools. With a mission to address educational challenges and provide tangible solutions, Achieve Miami collaborates with public and private partners to design and manage programs that extend learning opportunities to students, teachers, and community leaders. By bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and sectors, Achieve Miami fosters a holistic approach to education and empowers the entire community. Since its establishment, Achieve Miami has positively impacted thousands of students, enhanced programming in over 60 local schools, and engaged many dedicated volunteers. Through their unwavering commitment, Achieve Miami is creating meaningful change and working towards a more equitable future for all. For more information about Achieve Miami and its initiatives, please visit www.achievemiami.org.

Aventura Mall is the premier shopping destination in Miami and South Florida, and one of the top shopping centers in the U.S. Anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, the center is highlighted by a mix of over 300 stores, from luxury fashion brands to shopper favorites, including the largest Apple store in Florida, Adidas, Anthropologie, Aritzia, Balenciaga, BVLGARI, Burberry, Cartier, GANNI, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Valentino, and Zara. Aventura Mall also features more than 50 eateries and restaurants, including Treats Food Hall; The Aventura Farmers Market, which showcases dozens of farmers and artisans; and the experiential Arts Aventura Mall program highlighting 20+ museum-quality pieces in a range of mediums, which visitors can enjoy via a self-guided ArtWalk audio tour. Visit AventuraMall.com for more information.

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