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We bridge the community and classroom to maximize student potential.

Igniting the Mind

Instilling Power

Inspiring Creativity

Shaping the Future

What We Do

Since 1988, the MPSEF has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants, supporting projects from all areas of study and every school of the Miami Public School District.

Your support provides opportunities for students such as:

The Gee Scholars Program

Gee scholars receive financial and personal support from MPSEF. Students are nominated for their academic excellence, personal traits and potential, and socioeconomic need.

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Teacher Grants

The Donors Choose platform has created an opportunity for Miami teachers to receive grant money from all over the world. MPSEF funnels much of the money raised throughout the year to fund as many projects as possible.

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JA Biztown

MPSEF provides funding for every 5th Grade student in Miami to participate in JA Biztown, a brilliant program allowing students to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks, and vote for mayor. This program helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and the real world.

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Outstanding Alumni





Every year, we honor one outstanding Wardog Alumni. This is our opportunity to shine a spotlight on the high acheiving students Miami Public Schools produces.

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The Blue Event


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Barbara Smith Fund

MPSEF provides funds for the sustained success and growth of the Speech, Debate, & Drama program at Miami High School. The fund is set up in honor of long-time MHS Speech, Barbara Smith.

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