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Youth Crime Watch (YCW) of Miami-Dade County had a successful 2018-2019 school year in providing youth crime prevention educational services to Miami-Dade County Schools. More than 80 Miami-Dade schools during the 2018-2019 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 “Connect to Safety in the Digital World”. 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 annualYCW Stop The Violence Blue Ribbon Weekcampaign for all grade levels during the week of April 15-19, 2019. 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 2018-2019 school year who were recognized & awarded at the 25th Annual YCW of Miami-Dade Awards Luncheon at La Carreta Restaurant in Hialeah on May 23, 2019:

YCW Exemplary School of the Year
Silver Bluff Elementary

YCW Exemplary Advisor of the Year
Sgt. Dubraska Guevara (M-DCPS School Police), Sweetwater Elementary 

YCW Exemplary Student of the Year
Arianna Archer, Gloria Floyd Elementary

YCW School Resource Officer  of the Year
Officer Brian Levy, M-DCPS School Police