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Making an Impact.


The eight reviews above are a few of the correspondence from cadets of the Miami-Dade Boot Camp 


speaking of their experience with North of the Grove .  What you may find interesting is how many of them not only found North of the Grove inspiring, but directly identify with the struggles David, the young mentee in the book, experienced and how many of them had wished a mentor like Howard had been there for them.


The Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department has gained a reputation throughout the nation as an organization dedicated to the achievement of excellence. This Department has earned its reputation by encouraging creative and innovative approaches to the numerous opportunities faced by correctional organizations.


Participants sentenced to this program primarily consist of young men and women between the ages of 14 and 24 who have been adjudicated as adults. Prior to admission into the Boot Camp program, each inmate receives a complete and comprehensive assessment, including a physical examination, a psychological evaluation and orientation. The Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department Boot Camp Program utilizes committed, specially trained personnel. It is a cost effective, population reducing, realistic reform program which serves the offender, and ultimately the community.



Me and the cadets discussing North of the Grove.

Presenting the book to the cadest with Miami-Dade Boot Camp's Lt. Rose Green, Charles Watkins of Kubicki & Draper Law Offices (who purchased the books), Miami-Dade Boot Camp's Shelnita Jackson and Joshua Polsky of Kubicki & Draper Law Offices .

Sharing how my story is part of the story.

My certificate of commendation for my work with the cadets.

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