HEAT ACADEMY PRESENTED BY CARNIVAL FOUNDATION



         

Through its flagship community affairs initiative, HEAT Academy, the Miami HEAT has embraced the importance of providing children in South Florida with the opportunity to have a quality after-school program with an academic purpose at its core. The HEAT Academy is fully funded by the Miami HEAT and its corporate partners, Carnival Foundation, Florida Blue, Bank of the Ozarks, and Florida Prepaid College Board. The funding for the program accounts for teacher wages, materials & supplies, daily snacks and any special activities planned throughout the course of the year. The HEAT Academy's primary goal is to provide economically disadvantaged students who are most at risk of academic failure or juvenile delinquency with a program of after-school tutoring and academic enrichment. The program is dedicated to strengthening the students' reading, writing, math and science skills so that they are able to increase their potential for success on the Florida Standards Assessment Test (FSA) exam and compete on a national level.

Through a collaborative partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the HEAT Group corporate partners, the Miami HEAT has teamed up to facilitate HEAT Academy at three local inner city schools:

  • Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center (Overtown)
  • Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary (Little Haiti)
  • Riverside Elementary (Little Havana)

At HEAT Academy students practice reading, writing, math and science, receive assistance with homework, have a safe place to learn after school when their parents are usually not available, and most importantly, learn from positive role models who inspire our students to excel.

The HEAT Academy operates the majority of the school year-round every day of the week, Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. The HEAT Academy provides educational support to a total of 390 students across the three Elementary schools from the 3rd to the 5th Grade. Although the program is free for students enrolled, students are required to meet certain attendance goals and abide by a strict code of conduct if they are to remain eligible.

Winslow YMCA PSA

Justise Winslow encourages the community to get in the game with the YMCA Youth Sports.
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Winslow YMCA PSA

Justise Winslow encourages the community to get in the game with the YMCA Youth Sports.
Jan 11, 2017  |  00:52

Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Thanksgiving Surprise

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning help unburden folks in Overtown by surprising them with Thanksgiving meals
Nov 26, 2016  |  01:45

2016 Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

25th Annual Thanksgiving celebration recap
Nov 17, 2016  |  01:36

19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The HEAT host host the 19th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival, presented by Carnival Cruise Lines, an interactive celebration benefitting local South Florida charities and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.
Mar 25, 2016  |  01:42

7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep Recap

The Miami HEAT host its 7th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne
Feb 22, 2016  |  01:32

Bosh and Riley visit Fisher House

Chris Bosh and Pat Riley celebrate the holidays with families at Fisher House Miami
Jan 8, 2016  |  01:35

Player Holiday Events

The Miami HEAT host holiday events.
Dec 25, 2015  |  01:38

Holiday PSA

Miami HEAT Players and coaching staff give back to the community during the Holiday season
Dec 23, 2015  |  01:01

Zo's 33 Thanksgivings

Alonzo Mourning distributes over 400 meals at the Overtown Youth Center
Nov 30, 2015  |  01:53

HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

HEAT host 24th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration
Nov 23, 2015  |  01:51

HEAT Go “Back to School” at Dillard Elementary

Amar’e Stoudemire and the HEAT kicked off the 2015-16 school year by distributing school supplies to students at Dillard Elementary
Aug 24, 2015  |  00:19

Heat Academy End of Year Celebration

HEAT Academy host End-of-Year celebration
May 21, 2015  |  01:36

Chris Bosh Holiday Giveaway

Chris Bosh provides free shopping for 150 children
Dec 22, 2012  |  01:40

HEAT Hospital Visit at Baptist Children's Hospital

Several HEAT players visited Baptist Children's Hospital during the holiday season to surprise Cory Binelo on December 19th, 2016
Jan 1, 2017  |  01:31

UD Toy Giveaway

Udonis Haslem treats nearly 100 of Miami's youth to a Christmas shopping spree
Dec 27, 2016  |  01:21

TISSOT Gift of Time - Hero, Javier Perez

The Miami HEAT and Tissot surprised principal Javier Perez with mini pep rally
Dec 22, 2016  |  03:24

HEAT Holiday Hospital Visit

Miami HEAT take time to spread holiday cheer and deliver gifts to people at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Baptist Children's Hospital
Dec 20, 2016  |  01:34

Justise's D.R.E.A.M. Showcase

Justise Winslow puts together a platform for kids to show their talent
Dec 20, 2016  |  01:33

Larry Share's Generous Donation

HEAT Season Ticket member Larry Share generously gave toys to to children for the holidays
Dec 18, 2016  |  01:28

Home Strong: Gonzales Family

Watch the story of US Air Force MSGT. Martin Gonzales, whose name Josh McRoberts will wear on his Home Strong jersey
Dec 14, 2016  |  01:09

Re-HEAT: HEAT Delivers Food To Chapman Partnership

HEAT redistribute unserved food from all home games to local homeless assistance programs
Dec 14, 2016  |  01:32

Hoophall Luncheon and Clinic

Recap of the Legends Luncheon and Hoophall clinic
Dec 12, 2016  |  01:22

Loud and Proud

The Miami HEAT hosted an event to dance, have fun and celebrate life and diversity
Oct 30, 2016  |  04:13

2016 Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The 11th year of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration presented by Fox Sports Sun, Florida Blue and Mountain Dew
Oct 28, 2016  |  01:32

Red White & Pink Game Recap

The HEAT held the "Red, White & Pink" Game presented by Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida Monday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena, an intra-team scrimmage which benefited cancer research and also honored local survivors
Oct 11, 2016  |  01:40

Udonis Haslem Back to School Kickback

Udonis Haslem visits New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale to help hand out Back-to-School supplies
Aug 26, 2016  |  01:38

Back to School 2016 Video Recap

Rodney McGruder, Stefan Janković, Brianté Weber, Okaro White and the HEAT host a pep rally at Shadowlawn Elementary and distribute school supplies courtesy of Florida Prepaid College Board
Aug 25, 2016  |  01:15

Tyler Johnson at HEAT Camp

See a recap of Week 8 of HEAT Camp when Tyler Johnson visited
Aug 19, 2016  |  00:56

Brianté Weber at HEAT Camp

See a recap of Week 7 of HEAT Camp when Brianté Weber visited
Aug 11, 2016  |  01:42

HEAT Learn To Swim Event at Bucky Dent Park

Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson surprise young swimmers at the HEAT Learn To Swim Event at Bucky Dent Park
Aug 4, 2016  |  02:21