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2012-107-1702 - Project Victory  1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169    City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: July 11, 2012 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading:(Enter X in box) 1 st Reading 2 nd Reading X Public Hearing:(Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: NA Advertising Requirement:(Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:NA X Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) X Sponsor Name Dr. Danny Crew, City Manager Department:City Manager’s Office  Short  Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY CO UNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZIN G THE CITY MANAGER AND THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AND A TTEST, RESPECTIVELY THAT CERTAIN AGREEMENT WITH MI AMI- DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ PROJECT VICTORY PR OGRAM, A COPY OF WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AS EXHIBIT “A”; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDIN G FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff  Summary:  Background Project Victory is a special education program, dev eloped by Miami Dade County Public Schools, that strives to prepare students for financial, personal and social independence by ensuring that they develop positive work ethics and behaviors. This program pr ovides work- related community experiences for students with disabilities by developing social, emotional, and employability skills essential for employment and success in the workplace. ITEM K-12) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Project Victory Program   1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169   Candidates for Project Victory are 11 th and 12 th graders enrolled in a Miami Dade County Public School Special Education program, seeking a special diploma option, and transitioning to the work force or trade school. Teacher and students that work under this program are governed by the Florida K-20 policies, which govern all actions of the teacher, job coach, and students regarding discipline, instructions, attendance, dress code, etc. Current Situation It has been requested that the City of Miami Gardens continue to be a partner with MDCPS Project Victory, thus allowing students to benefit from on-the-job training and real –life experiences. The students will complete a volunteer application with Ci ty of Miami Gardens. While working at the City, each student will be supervised and monitored by a Miami Dade Public School teacher and job coach who has been finger printed and has received clearan ce with the school system, The teacher will provide lessons on steps to success in the work place. Students are trained in different capacities such as: filing, distribution of mal to department, scanning plans, making copies, answering telephones, logging calls, stuffing envelopes for mass mail, sorting papers, preparing conference rooms and packets prior to meetings, and logging information into databases. Students will practice employability skills such as consistent attendance, effective communication, and personal grooming. Conflict resolution and problem solving are also addressed. Students are provided with targeted job plan and given constant feedback.  Proposed  Action:  That the City Council approves the resolution author izing the City manager to negotiate and execute an agreement allowing the City of Miami Gardens to partner with Miami Dade Public Schools Project Victory Program until August 2013.  Attachment:  None.