Goldie Hawn unveils partnership to benefit children
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A Hollywood actress paid a visit to the Miami-Dade School Board to talk about her program to benefit children in public schools.
Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn visit the Miami-Dade School Board Wednesday, to unveiled a partnership agreement that will benefit children at selected Miami-Dade public schools.
Faculty and school board members along with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho gave Hawn a standing ovation.
The MindUP program is part of the Hawn Foundation, which was established 9 years ago. The program focuses on teaching children about compassion, gratitude, respect and even how the brain works. "If we are going to build human capital back up to where there is empathy compassion, there is a sense of consecutiveness and inner consecutiveness," said Hawn. "Its how we make the world go around, it how we relate to each other we have to give these tools to these children. I think that's one of the most important things we can do."
The MindUP program is underway at William Lehman Elementary School and Coconut Palm K-8 Center.
The University of Miami will be testing the program before they try to expand it to other schools in Miami-Dade County.
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