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Commissioner receives Guardian Angel Award

Miami Times staff report | 8/29/2013, 9 a.m.
Monestime (center) recently received an award from the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation because of his continued support to youth in the community and to the Cherry Park’s youth programs. He is pictured with Erica N. Wright (l-r) and Elaine Black, both members of the Park Foundation’s board of directors. Photo courtesy Ryan Holloway

The efforts of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, on behalf of youth, were recently acknowledged when he was presented with the Guardian Angel Award from the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation. The award was presented during the Community Festival at Gwen Cherry Park, where hundreds of students received free book bags and school supplies.

The award was in recognition of Commissioner Monestime’s long-standing support of the park and the NFL Youth Education Town [YET] Center located at the park and presented by Park Foundation Board Members Erica N. Wright and Elaine Black.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award,” he said. “I believe the best way to build a strong community is by investing in our children and providing them with the tools they need to reach their full potential.”