We are very proud to announce our newest family foundation partner, The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation. This partnership will support our environmental education and youth leadership initiatives. The foundation, founded in 2007, has impacted countless lives through myriad initiatives thanks to the generosity and vision of Mrs. Cornelia T. Bailey - an arts and education advocate for South Florida. The foundation’s generous support allowed us to create new environmentally-themed curriculums for online classrooms and our own Junior Ambassador program.
Our year-long Junior Ambassador program develops a cohort of high school students into young environmental leaders. Through hands-on service projects and advocacy training, these South Florida students learn to use law, science, and policy to make a difference. We take pride in preparing the next generation to confront social, environmental, governmental, and economic issues on the local and global level.
A group of Miami Waterkeeper's Junior Ambassadors taking part in a coastal cleanup on Pelican Island in North Bay Village, FL, on March 6th, 2021, after a morning on the water completing a water quality workup.
We hope that this work is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Mrs. Bailey and her commitment to STEM education and the environment. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with the Foundation in 2021!