Miami NAF Academies - MECA

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Miami-Dade NAF Academies have witnessed remarkable growth in the last few school years, thanks to the robust collaboration between education and industry partners. Over 97 Miami NAF Academy Board members and numerous volunteers have facilitated work-based learning activities such as job shadowing, mentoring, internships, and industry classroom speakers.

We help support work-based learning activities impacting over 22,450 students in 78 NAF career academies in 32 M-DCPS high schools. 

Academy students are studying Miami-Dade Career and Technical Education (CTE) in career pathways aligning with Miami-Dade County's targeted industries, spanning Agriculture, Engineering, Finance, Hospitality/Tourism, IT, Health Science, Education/Teaching, Trade Logistics, Cybersecurity, and more new programs opening in AI and other up and coming technology. 

Are you ready to make a difference and help shape the future of our career academy students? With your help we can do so much more!

  • 100% of the 2022 seniors graduated
  • 78 NAF career academies in 32 M-DCPS high schools reaching more students and new areas of Miami Dade County, increasing equity of opportunity
  • 90% of the grads are college bound, many recipients of Miami NAF Academies scholarships
  • 73% of students eligible for free/reduced price lunches, 29% English language learners 
  • 51% male, 49% female, <1% gender nonconforming or unknown
  • Over 2,000 NAF students completed a paid 5 week internship
  • 1,800 attended M-DCPS NAF MEGA Student Industry Conference

The annual M-DCPS NAF MEGA Student Industry Conference features keynote speakers and over 50 industry presenters, 60 break out sessions, plus internship interviews with employers seeking to summer interns. Learn more at:

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Miami NAF Academies - MECA

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1501 NE 2nd Avenue Room 341
Miami, FL 33132



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