Achieve Miami’s 2021 Black History Virtual Music Showcase “We Know We Can, Be What You Wanna Be”

Achieve Miami celebrated Black History Month with our first music performance of 2021 on February 26. Achieve Miami students have been learning music during Achieve After-School, a five-day-a-week program that teaches elementary students the basic fundamentals of music. Students also participate in reading, singing, and music tech classes.

A fun time was had by all who attended our virtual performance. Thank you to the many parents/family members and Achieve Club Members/Big Buddies who came out to cheer on our amazing students!

To watch all the performances, please visit our YouTube channel! One special video to check out is Achieve Miami's first teacher / student collaboration video - Rockstar.

A number of Achieve Miami students received awards for their hard work and dedication to learning music. We’re so proud of the following musicians:

  • ROOKIES OF THE YEAR
    New students who have made incredible progress in a short period of time
    Elijah Marcel (Brentwood Elementary), R’nyah Smith (Brentwood Elementary), Aaron Pineda (Barbara Hawkins Elementary), Perry Bezalias (Lake Stevens Elementary), Dara Romero (Caribbean K-8), and Brianni Sheffield (Barbara Hawkins Elementary)
  • MOST IMPROVED STUDENT
    This student always comes to class prepared and ready to learn.
    Jakari Louissaint (Jessie J. McCrary Elementary)
  • THE LIFESAVER STUDENT LEADER
    This student has shown a leadership ability beyond her years.
    Nathalie Diaz (Lake Stevens Elementary)
  • THE EXCELLENCE IN MUSICIANSHIP AWARD
    These three students have excelled in the Achieve Music program this year. Professional musicians in the making!
    Teresa Wiggins (Holmes Elementary), Rocio Lugo (Caribbean K-8), and Aliyah Escano (Caribbean K-8)

Congratulations to all our Achieve Miami students! They are the BIGGEST stars of the day.