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Photo Gallery: College Brides Walk at Barry University | Feb. 13, 2015

An estimated 1,000 high school and college students and community supporters walked through the Barry University campus for the College Brides Walk on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The six-mile walk began and ended at Barry University, with a stop at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami. Some participants wore wedding attire to draw attention to and raise awareness of domestic abuse and of dating violence among college and high school students. The event included workshops and guest speakers. City of North Miami police officers escorted the walkers.

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A musical boost: Miami Choral Academy students improve socially and academically

More than 80 students are in the Miami Choral Academy, an initiative of the Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire vocal ensemble, in partnership with Miami-Dade Public Schools since summer 2010. The academy, modeled after Venezuela’s El Sistema music program, is funded with $150,000 grant from the Children’s Trust Foundation. It has four staff members including a piano accompanist, and students come mostly from Natural Bridge Elementary, Citrus Grove Elementary, Morningside Elementary, Lorah Park Elementary and JFK Middle School.