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Developing Our Leaders and Innovators

The conference features keynote speakers and other special speakers, break out sessions, plus internship interviews with industry professionals. Approximately 1,400 high school students will be attending from Miami-Dade NAF Academies of Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology and Teaching. More Info

2020 Keynote Speaker

David Octavio Gandell is an award-winning Life Coach, TV Host, and TEDx Speaker, David Octavio Gandell has been honored with the prestigious Champion of the Human Spirit, 2019 MLM Award & Mogul Survivor Awards. He has been featured on NBC, FOX, Telemundo, Univision, and MegaTV.

David draws his spiritual, mental, & physical strength from his faith, even in the face of death. As a speaker and host, his engaging demeanor and charismatic personality are surpassed only by his genuine love for others. As a personal trainer, he shares mental toughness and physical transformation strategies with his clients to empower them.

His burning desire is to inspire others to live purpose-filled lives that achieve their true potential. David is the founder of LifeChangers4Life, a nonprofit organization benefiting children battling cancer.

Get My Interns

As part of a career-focused educational experience, Miami-Dade County Public Schools NAF academy students take part in an ongoing series of work-based learning activities, culminating with a compensated internship completed typically during the summer between 11th and 12th grade.

The internship experience gives students a chance to gain real-world, hands-on experience, make lasting professional connections, and to discover more about a specific career path. Internship experiences are linked to students’ future career goals in order to make learning more engaging and relevant. The business partners who hire NAF academy students as interns benefit from the efforts of enthusiastic, prepared, and highly conscientious workers and get the chance to train and recruit future employees. More info