Miami, FL – At their 2009 Nehemiah Action, PACT made Education a priority. In order to address the high turnover of new teachers placed in struggling schools, PACT secured the implementation and continuance of a district-wide program for teacher mentoring – Mentoring and Induction for New Teachers (MINT) – in Miami-Dade Public Schools.
Safety in schools was an additional focus of that year’s campaign. Working with the Miami-Dade Chief of Police, money was set aside in the budget to place school security officers in high schools with the highest rates of crime and violence. Initially, officers were placed in six critical high schools.