"Are You Ready?" Community Fair
On Saturday, August 3, The CLEO Institute participated in the “Are You Ready?” Community Fair. It was spearheaded by the Miami Dade Chapter of the NAACP and was held at the Arcola Lakes Branch Library. The event was beneficial for attendees of all ages, beginning with the young children who enjoyed face painting, magic shows and storytelling. The older attendees were able to gather resources around voter registration, housing, career development and hurricane preparedness. CLEO’s Program Manager, Natalie Rivas, spoke to families, parents, and students about intensified hurricanes and what they can do to be better prepared such as being financially ready for a hurricane and having the correct food and supplies stock. She showed them solar puffs and explained how solar energy is converted to electricity. Natalie also invited them to CLEO’s hurricane preparedness workshop held at the same branch the following week.