Inner Strength

Be Strong International will host its annual Spring Charity Event on Apr. 5 at The Rusty Pelican, where Miami’s philanthropists will converge to celebrate the tremendous impact their donations will have for vulnerable populations living in South Florida.
Words // Anja Maltav | February 27, 2022 | Lifestyle

Be Strong International is a leading non-profit that educates young people and parents through positive practices. Mrs. Althea McMillan, a retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher, founded the organization in 1992. For more than 30 years, it has provided youth and families in South Florida with tools to make better decisions about relationships, money, work and family life. The organization uses evidence-based curricula to teach adolescents and parents about strategies for building healthy relationships. The institution also delivers educational programming to students and parents online and IRL throughout Miami-Dade and Broward. “Teaching the importance of heart-skills education is our main goal, and only with community support, can we continue to make this goal a reality,” says Michelle Shirley, CEO of Be Strong International. This year, the highlights of the event include an elegant sit-down dinner with picturesque views of the Miami skyline and waterfront, live music, performances and the presentation of the Making Our Community Stronger Awards;