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Countless votes. Five finalists. Two prizes. Endless ways to make a difference.
You did it! By voting for your favorite Inspire305 nonprofit, you helped fund two groundbreaking organizations right in our own backyard. That’s a total of $35,000 in prize money for programs that touch lives, help families and propel changed in our community. And it’s all because of you!
Meet our 2019 Grand Innovator and Trailblazer award winners.
Strong Girls Inc.
Strong Girls is a free after school program designed to break the cycle of poverty by providing young girls the skills and support needed to stay focused on learning. Strong Girls operates in Title 1 schools and trains teachers to implement its evidence-based Social Emotional Learning curriculum during critical after school hours. The program begins in third grade and includes structured learning groups, academic support, gender specific programming, fitness and mindfulness.
The Inspire305 grant will be used to expand Social Emotional Learning to two more Title 1 elementary schools.
ICU baby offers financial and emotional support to families with a premature or critically ill baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Holtz Children’s Hospital at UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Baptist Health System’s South Miami Hospital. Each week in the NICU, ICU baby volunteers witness first hand that many babies are alone and one of the reasons is the high cost of transportation for parents to the hospital. ICU baby’s Transportation Assistance Program addresses this financial burden for families, enabling them to regularly visit their baby and participate in their baby’s NICU care.
The Inspire305 grant will be used to provide transportation stipends to low income families with a baby in the NICU in the form of bus passes, parking vouchers, gas cards and Uber rides.