Dedicated to the education and empowerment of our children.
Damian & Valori has a strong commitment to community service. Its attorneys are significantly involved in pro bono child advocacy through the Guardian Ad Litem office and Lawyers for Children America. The Firm’s attorneys have volunteered hundreds of hours each year advocating for abused children in Florida’s state dependency proceedings.
In addition, the Firm’s principals, together with others in the community, founded the non-profit Educate Tomorrow Corp. to meet the educational needs of children.
Educate Tomorrow believes that the best way to end the cycle of poverty is through education. Their mission is to make education an attainable goal for the most disadvantaged in our world, so that all may be afforded the possibilities that can be achieved through learning. We strive to reach out to these individuals and provide them inspiration, guidance, and support and lead them on the path of life-long learning.
Based in Miami, Florida, Educate Tomorrow supports 15-23 year olds, who are aging out of the foster care system, by matching them with mentors. These mentors in turn help the young people to enroll in college and training programs, find housing and jobs, as well as apply for educational and social assistance that may be available to them.
Educate Tomorrow also provides educational and life skills camps called "It's Your Life", which is funded by The Children's Trust. These camps are a coordination among many community participants including the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, the Dade County Bar Association, Legal Aid, Department of Children & Families, CHARLEE, Children's Home Society, Lawyers for Children America, University of Miami Children & Youth Law Clinic, the Guardian Ad Litem Program, Suited for Success, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, and Casa Valentina.
Internationally, the founders of Educate Tomorrow established one of the first local language primary schools in the remote and impoverished village of Kabey Fo in Niger, West Africa. The founders also developed an Adult Literacy Program in the same village. Established under the same principals as the Miami-based efforts, these educational programs are designed to provide inspiration, guidance, and support and lead the children and adults on the path of life-long learning. Some of the first students will graduate from primary school this year. To facilitate their continued success, Educate Tomorrow is establishing a dormitory about 2km from the nearest secondary school, which will provide room and board, as well as tutoring to the students from Kabey Fo. These programs continue to be funded by generous donations to Educate Tomorrow's International Program.