The Miami Childrenâ€™s Initiative (MCI) hosted Over the Edge Miami meet and greet pre-event at Fortom GalleryÂ to connect and celebrate existing sponsors and Edgers as well as recruit potential participants and supporters. Capturing the children and â€œhopeâ€ of Liberty City, the event also featured a photography-seriesÂ by photojournalist, Michael Marko. A portion of the proceeds of all sales will go to MCI. MCIâ€™s initiativeâ€™s 3rd annual Over the Edge Miami, where extreme sports meets giving is on September 5th and 6th at the JW Marriot Marquis Miami.
Miami Childrenâ€™s InitiativeÂ is a 501 Â© (3) nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community. In partnership with Liberty Cityâ€™s residents, youth, religious centers, schools, businesses and non-profit organizations, we seek to address the needs of our community by investing in our children. MCI believes that Liberty Cityâ€™s strength lies in the undeveloped potential of its youth and that through focused strategic work the potential of each child can be unleashed.
PhotosÂ by: Maria Fernanda Monsalvo