5000 Role Models

Coach D. Sims, RM 631

5000 Role Models of Excellence Project

5000 Role Models of Excellence Project was founded in 1993 by Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, US Congresswoman who currently represents the 24th District of Florida. The program has provided a model for dropout prevention initiatives across the nation. Since its inception, 5000 Role Models has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships to minority boys and helped thousands of young men turn their lives around. The program currently operates in over 110 Miami-Dade County public schools, serving more than 6000 young men. In 1997, the program was honored with the Teaching Example for the Nation Award by President Bill Clinton at the Summit for America’s Future in Philadelphia, PA.