Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.; Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; and James Cole Jr., General Counsel, Delegated the Duties of the Deputy Secretary of Education, will visit Miami on Friday for a series of events focusing on college access and completion and combatting chronic absenteeism.
At 9 a.m. ET, King, Johnson and Cole will participate in the Miami-Dade My Brother’s Keeper Action Summit Breakfast, hosted by U.S. Rep. Fredericka Wilson and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. Mayors from Miami-Dade County and other local and state elected officials and area community leaders will be among the audience members. They will also be joined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.
At 1 p.m. ET, King will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) town hall in partnership with Univision at Miami Senior High School. King will speak to students and parents about college access and talk about the importance of filling out the FAFSA. A media availability will follow.
At 3 p.m. ET at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, King, Johnson and Cole will talk with students about the importance of education and then join a kickoff event with students, mentors, parents and community partners on how mentors in schools can help combat chronic absenteeism and help improve student outcomes. They will be joined by Alonzo Mourning, former NBA player and member of the MBK Alliance Board of Directors.