MIAMI GARDENS, Florida – The Miami Dolphins Social Impact Committee announced that it will continue to have a positive impact on community engagement, education and economic empowerment in South Florida. Players will continue to support Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties public schools, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and Florida Memorial University. In total, the committee, working with the Miami Dolphins Foundation and the NFL Foundation, has raised more than $ 1.1 million to support these programs.
“The Miami Dolphins Social Impact Committee exists to provide players with an opportunity to do community service,” said cornerback Byron Jones. “Often times, guys want to get involved in the community service but just don’t know where to start, or they do it on their own. The committee enables us to pool our resources and develop a game plan to ultimately maximize our impact. “
The committee will make a $ 300,000 pledge to bridge educational equity and provide wireless technology to underserved students attending public schools in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach districts.
“The ability to bridge the digital and educational divide is a blessing for us,” said wide receiver Mack Hollins. “To know that the small contribution we make has a huge impact on schools in Palm Beach Counties, Broward Counties, and Miami-Dade Counties is incredible. It is so important that our children continue to have every chance to outdo each other and build a better future. “!”
Broward County’s public schools will use these funds to provide content filtering for new hotspots for students. The Studentenwerk has identified at least 1,500 homeless students through the Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART). The aim is to provide each of the identified students with a hotspot and a laptop. The donation will ensure that all hotspots are compliant with the Children’s Internet Protections Act (CIPA) by taking important protective measures to filter content.
“We are grateful to the Miami Dolphins Social Impact Committee for supporting our work in ensuring educational equity,” said Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright, Interim Director of Broward County Public Schools. “Through this partnership, our underserved students, especially those affected by the homelessness, will have access to appropriate websites that promote safe and supportive online resources.”