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Making a Difference

NBC 6 Shares Stories of Difference Makers Working to Improve Our Community

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 06:57 PM EDT

FIU Program Is Lifeline for Homeless, Former Foster Care Students

FIU Program Is Lifeline for Homeless, Former Foster Care Students

FIU's Fostering Panther Pride program is a lifeline for students coming out of foster care or homelessness.

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 07:34 PM EDT

Plantation High's Madelyn Saven in a League of Her Own

Plantation High's Madelyn Saven in a League of Her Own

She's heard it all before. Girls can't throw, why are you wasting your time on baseball, why don't you play softball, all the tired clichés come Madelyn Saven's way, and she just hits them out of the park.

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 01:41 PM EDT

Twin Day Picture Spreading a Message of Love & Friendship

Twin Day Picture Spreading a Message of Love & Friendship

A photo of Twin Day at a local school is spreading a message of love and friendship. NBC 6's Arlene Borenstein explains.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 09:32 PM EDT

South Florida Student Makes it to the National Spelling Bee Finals

South Florida Student Makes it to the National Spelling Bee Finals

There’s nothing like watching middle school kids spell words you’ve never heard of to make an adult feel inadequate. Go ahead and watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee and you will see what I mean.

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 06:54 PM EDT

Triplets of Terra Environmental Score 13-Year Perfect Attendance Record

Triplets of Terra Environmental Score 13-Year Perfect Attendance Record

Ana, Albert, and Victoria Rey are seniors at Terra Environmental Research Institute, an all-magnet public high school in Kendall. Since kindergarten, they have never missed a day of school.

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:43 AM EDT

Kid's Hawaii Dream Trip Comes True During Leukemia Battle

Kid's Hawaii Dream Trip Comes True During Leukemia Battle

Charlotte Nathanson has always dreamed of visiting Hawaii and learning how to surf even after she received dreaded news - Charlotte was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:12 PM EDT

Local Business Gifts Weston Student New Walker

Local Business Gifts Weston Student New Walker

When a teacher at Country Isles Elementary saw 10-year-old Ivana Bandres, who has cerebral palsy, struggling with her old walker, a local business stepped up to gift her a brand new one. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 06:47 PM EDT

Acceleration Academies Give Students a Second Chance

Acceleration Academies Give Students a Second Chance

Acceleration Academies could accurately be called, "Second Chance High School." It has three locations in Miami-Dade County and currently serves about 500 students, all of whom are high school dropouts.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:25 PM EDT

Miami-Dade Schools Hold Prom for Students With Special Needs

Miami-Dade Schools Hold Prom for Students With Special Needs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated senior prom Tuesday for their students with special needs.

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:12 PM EDT

Football Unites Police and Youth

Football Unites Police and Youth

One local organization hopes to bridge the gap between South Florida's youth and law enforcement agengies. NBC 6's Nathalia Ortiz reports

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