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Trayvon Foundation opens office at FMU

Miami Times staff report | 7/3/2014, 9 a.m.
Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Jahvaris Fulton and Florida Memorial President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis were among many who helped open the Trayvon Martin Foundation headquarters at the historically Black school.

The Trayvon Martin Foundation opened its new headquarters at Florida Memorial University last Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local and state politicians.

About 100 people attended the opening at the historically Black university in Miami Gardens. The ceremony was filled with spiritual references. Martin's parents attended the event as well as a group of young men from the university’s Black Male College Explorers Program, a college prep program for at-risk Black males.

The Trayvon Martin Foundation was established by Martin’s parents after the Miami Gardens teen was killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.