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Office of Family and Community Engagement
The Youth Fair
The Office of Community Engagement serves as the liaison department between the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, coordinating and promoting student participation in Fair endeavors. These endeavors include programs such as the Walter B. Arnold, Jr. Youth Hall of Fame, Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Scholarship Program and Competitive Exhibits Program.
The Youth Fair offers a wonderful opportunity for students to have fun, showcase their talents, win awards, and have a meaningful hands-on learning experience. It houses over 65 competitive divisions from aviation to agriculture, and acres of rides, shows and games.
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YOUTH HALL OF FAME
The Walter B. Arnold, Jr. Youth Hall of Fame recognizes noteworthy youth achievement in service to their school and/or community. The Youth Hall of Fame was created to recognize and reward those students whose unselfish commitment of time and energy has impacted others in a beneficial way. In honoring youth achievement, the Youth Hall of Fame serves as a beacon to present and future youth.
One winner each in high school and middle school will be inducted in the Youth Hall of Fame.
$1000 and a plaque
Finalists from each region
$100 and a plaque
Deadline for Submission
Open to all middle school and high school students
Show an ability to lead and involve others in their community service project
Demonstrate perseverence, independence, creative, and critical thinking skills
All services must be documented
Have one major service project with varied other school and community service activities
MIAMI DADE COUNTY FAIR AND EXPOSITION PROGRAM
The Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Scholarship Program
was created to recognize and honor the youth of Miami for their dedication to scholarship and for demonstrating a strong sense of commitment to voluntary participation in school and community activities. This scholarship reaffirms The Youth Fair's commitment to education.
$1,000 non-renewable scholarship
Deadline for Submission
Open to Miami-Dade County graduating high school seniors
Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
Planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school
Two letters of recommendation
The student's personal statements defining goals and exhibiting energy and dedication to a plan
2x3 headshot photograph
A 5-line narrative about yourself
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