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CARES 7th Annual Art Basel Youth Blast [Art Basel Miami Beach Week]

  • Perez Art Museum Miami 1103 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL, 33132 United States (map)


  • School Bus arrivals by 9:30am.
  • Program start at 10:00am | Auditorium.  Youth Museum Tours begin at 11:00am.
  • Program End at Noon.
  • School Bus departures by 1:00pm 
  • Light Brunch snack , juices and coffee provided by Starbucks. 

Questions? Email Event Project Manager, Keesha Wallace -

In partnership with PAMM, Susan L. Taylor / National CARES Mentoring Movement, Nasir & Kasseem Dean - The Dean Collection , Artist - Amanda Williams, CarterProjects Miami | Christopher Carter,  Silent Revolution Miami , Wege Foundation and Starbucks, this annual event is curated specifically for opportunity youth involved in CARES Mentoring's The Rising Program  , our social emotional group mentoring programs in South Florida.  

Scholars are welcomed by our partners above and special guests, Miami - Dade Deputy Mayor, Russell Benford and Benjamin Evans, co - Founder BMe , to the museum and begin day in a special presentation involving an holistic warm up with motivational trainer Kellie Sikorski of STRENGTH is the New Beauty, a video viewing of this years art project featuring works inspired by artist Mwanel Pierre-Louis, (Starbucks CARES Community Cafe Artist, Miami Gardens), with elements of The Rising: Elevating Education, Expectations and Self Esteem program led by a special guest,  a special guest talk along with a community gathering of caring adults for the love of our children.

Light brunch snacks, provided by Starbucks, and private youth art tours hosted by PAMM to follow.

Music curated by artist Nasir Dean and powered by Silent Revolution Miami

Photography courtesy of Douglas C. Lance of FotoNoggin.

We welcome you to join us in celebration and support of these Rising Scholars,  particularly if you are interested in learning more about CARES programs and how to become a Mentor, Donor, Wellness Circle Sponsor or Volunteer.  


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Host Committee for your support:  Benjamin Evans/co-Founder | BMe, Dr. Marcus Bright/Miami Dade Schools, Leighann Buchanan/Venture Cafe, Dr. Hansel Tookes, Felecia Hatcher + Derick Pearson/CodeFever + Black Tech Week, Russell Benford/Deputy Mayor Miami Dade, Jon + Marissa Wege /Ligia Mendez Goodwillie + Pat Goodwillie | Wege Foundation,  John Lin, Bahia Ramos | Knight Foundation, Mikhaile Solomon | Prizm Art Fair, Cedric McMinn | Miami Dade School Board, Tiana Webb - Evans, Joanie Johnson, Christine Mair Messado, DJ + Tawanna Price Mitchell, Chris Musser/Starbucks, Nichole Levy + Nasir Dean / The Dean Collection, Cedric McMinn/Miami Dade School Board, Mark Ferrari + Joachim Sandbichler, LeighAnne Buchanan | Venture Cafe Miami, Jessica Sirmans, Brooke Minto/New Museum,  David J. Johns, Amanda Williams + Jason Burns, Jennifer + Stefan Ahrens, Channing Norton Leeds, Kellie Sikorski, Angela Simmons/Wil Rodriquez/Tangie Murray - Rush Arts, Esther Park, Jessica Sirmans, Lexing Zhang, Hugo Lai, Deborah Briggs/Betsy Hotel, Gina + Ashley Kow, David Watkins/Broward Schools, Gary Williams/Bionic Architecture,  Joan Levien Robertson, Alison Brooks/Broward Schools, Rachel Arturi Pruzan, Neil + Kennah Robertson, Tommy Ralph Pace/ICA, Jaihonna German/Apple, Esther Park | Young Arts, Andrea Roman x Donnell Rawlings, Howard Herring/NWS, Christopher + Skylar Carter | CarterProjects Miami, Erin Malone/Whitney Museum, Lisa Fernandez/ICA, Bernardo Ortiz, Mike Butler/Silent Revolution, Adrienne Chadwick + Marie Vickles/PAMM. 

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