Bright Paths Youth Development Program

Town of Bay Harbor Islands Youth Development Programming 

Funded by The Children’s Trust

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Investment will support after-school and summer programming, keeping kids safe, engaged and learning.

The Children’s Trust Board of Directors approved funding recommendations for its Youth Development initiative, its largest investment area. More than 140 programs, including ours in Bay Harbor Islands, were selected during a competitive Request for Proposals and review process. These funds will help directly support children and families through after-school and summer programming in Miami-Dade County.

Trust-funded Youth Development providers offer high-quality programming for children and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as young adults involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems and/or living with disabilities. The Trust is investing over $76 million to allow for the increased cost of programming as well as expanding programming to existing and new providers. As well as providing nutritional meals and safe spaces for children and youth, Trust-funded after-school and summer camp programs focus on homework and learning, while also requiring physical activity and encouraging health and social and emotional wellness.

"The Children's Trust is proud to invest in an extensive network of youth development providers that offer an array of dynamic after-school and summer programming to keep our youth learning, active, and engaged in the world around them," said President & CEO of The Children's Trust James R. Haj. "We look forward to partnering with these organizations to ensure our children have every chance to succeed and their parents know their kids are cared for while at work."

To learn more about Bay Harbor Islands’ Bright Paths Youth Development programming and more, contact Joel Jacobi at or 305-404-2271.

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The Bright Paths BHI Youth Development Program is funded by The Children's Trust. The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.