The Miniaci Family Lead Now Summer Institute and STU Celebrate the Arts!


Since 2008, the Miniaci Family has generously partnered with Saint Thomas University in Miami Gardens with the creation of The Miniaci Family Lead Now Summer Institute for local high school students. This unique two year summer programming engages high school students in leadership training and provides opportunities to earn six college credits towards a Bachelor of Arts degree during six weeks of on campus programming. To this date, over 200 students have participated and successfully completed the program. The high potential students who earn preparatory college academic credits, also receive leadership training, create a professional e-portfolio and become eligible to receive annual scholarships for St. Thomas University.

This year’s Institute recently culminated with an Awards Ceremony and Luncheon celebrating the student achievements in music and photography.

For more information about this program please contact Monica Hilversum-Perez, Academic Enhancement Center at (305) 628-6631; MHilversum-Perez@STU.EDU