The Underdeck Youth Summit

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The Underdeck Youth Summit

Youth ages 13+ are invited to learn about The Underdeck Miami project and lend their voices and ideas on how to activate this new parkway.

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The Urban 1000 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33136

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About this event

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 12-3pm at The Urban in Overtown, Miami.

What's Happening

At this year's Overtown Teen Festival and Summit, middle school and high school youth are invited to lunch, learn, contribute ideas, and have fun while learning about Miami's new upcoming park, The Underdeck.

Activation Stations

  • STEAM
  • Visual Arts & Culture
  • Spa Manicures
  • Red Carpet Interviews
  • Teen Talk
  • Photobooth
  • Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Ice Cream Truck
  • Boxed Lunches
  • Community Service

About The Underdeck

The Underdeck will be a 1-mile long park under the highway beginning in Overtown and ending at the Bay. “The Underdeck” is a 33-acre public space that will be developed, under a reconstructed I-395, as a part of the “Signature Bridge” project. The Signature Bridge project is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City of Miami.

The Underdeck originates in Overtown and extends to Biscayne Bay near the Perez Art Museum Miami. Upon completion, the space will have a significant amount of green space and will also contain community based programming such as a heritage trail, legacy wall, pedestrian bridge, water fountains, plazas, recreation spaces, installations and concessions, among other features.

Who Should Attend

  • This event is open to grades middle and high school
  • Youth Groups and Organizations are welcome

What to Expect

12:00-12:30 Lunch and Learn (Intro to The Underdeck)

12:30-02:30 Summit Activation Stations

02:30:03:00 Exit Survey, Raffle Prizes

The event is organized by URGENT, Inc. in partnership with the Overtown Children and Youth Coalition.

For More Information

Call Saliha Nelson at 305-205-4605 or email saliha@urgentinc.org