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Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County had a successful 2017-2018 school year in providing youth crime prevention educational services to Miami-Dade County Schools. More than 60 Miami-Dade schools during the 2017-2018 school year were presented with YCW of Miami-Dade educational services, whether it was implementing or reinstating YCW programs (clubs) or conducting YCW Presentations/Assemblies on various youth crime prevention topics.


The annual Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade “Poster & Essay Contest” was once again a successful endeavor where Miami-Dade County School students were given the opportunity & forum to present their creative action plans on youth crime prevention. The theme for this year’s contest was “It’s A Beautiful Life Without Drugs”. The student winners of the contest were recognized by Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners at a Miami-Dade Commission Meeting.


Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County once again coordinated the annual YCW “Stop The Violence” Blue Ribbon Week campaign for all grade levels during the week of April 16-20, 2018. Numerous YCW school programs (clubs) and other student delegations participated in the campaign and demonstrated their proactive actions to educate their peers to “stop the violence” by: decorating their schools with blue ribbons to visualize a solidarity commitment on living a violence-free lifestyle, creating & displaying violence prevention posters throughout the school campus, and presenting youth crime prevention safety tips & the YCW “Stop The Violence” poem during school announcements.


Each Year, Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County selects Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County Exemplary Award recipients who are honored at the annual YCW of Miami-Dade Awards Luncheon. The following are the YCW Exemplary Award recipients for the 2017-2018 school year who were recognized & awarded at the 24th Annual YCW of Miami-Dade Awards Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse on May 17, 2018:

YCW Exemplary School of the Year

Barbara Goleman Senior High


YCW Exemplary Advisor of the Year

Peter Falcon, Barbara Goleman Senior High 


YCW Exemplary Student of the Year

Tyler Watts, Scott Lake Elementary


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