On Thursday, July 10, Grossman Roth P.A., hosted ten middle school students from Breakthrough Miami, an academic enrichment program for students from underserved communities of Miami-Dade. Students were given the opportunity to participate in various law office activities with legal assistants, office services, and investigators. Firm attorneys also participated in a mock trial session with students to help them gain a better understanding of the practice of law.
“We are honored to be given the opportunity to share our experiences with such a motivated group of students,” said Natasha Cortes, a partner at Grossman Roth P.A. who worked closely with the students. “Here at Grossman Roth, we value organizations such as Breakthrough Miami that are working to fully prepare future community leaders here in our very own city. We hope that the students we reached out to will remember their experience at our firm as they continue on their journeys towards success.”
For over 20 years, Breakthrough Miami has supported middle and high school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds by breaking race, culture, and socio-economic barriers across a variety of professional and educational platforms. Today, Breakthrough Miami serves more than 1,000 students from across Miami-Dade through an eight-year program guiding students from the 5th grade through high school graduation.
“We hope that we’re introducing our Career Day partners to their future employees and leaders,” said Elissa Vanaver, CEO of Breakthrough Miami, Inc. “We know they care as deeply as we do about fostering local talent and giving young professionals a reason to start their careers back home. We can paint a picture for our scholars of what it’s like to succeed in college and enter the career of their dreams. Meeting our Career Day partners makes that picture come alive, and connects our scholars with the movers and shakers who can help them someday.”