al-sharpton_web.jpgMIAMI GARDENS – The Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network (NAN), is set to serve as the keynote speaker as Florida Memorial University partners with NAN, as well as  Education for A Better America, the City of Miami Gardens and Urgent, Inc., in inviting the community to attend the Education for a Better America Higher Education Awareness and Dropout Prevention Initiative.

The event, which will focus on giving attendees the tools to succeed in life and college, will take place in FMU’s Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m and the first event begins at 11:30 a.m.

Sharpton will join a host of local leaders including U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson; Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III; state Rep. Dwight Bullard; Miami-Dade County Public School Board member Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall; National Action Network Miami Chapter President Bishop Victor T. Curry; and Kionne McGhee, attorney and  state representative candidate.

The Education for a Better America forum will explore topics including financial aid, scholarships, dropout prevention, college admissions, college entrance exams and internships.