When you first walk into the Irie Foundation Allapattah Music and Literacy Center (IF AMLC), you’re not only greeted by smiling students, but also by Marcy Suarez, who’s got her eyes on all the kids, making sure they’re doing their homework or busy at work, creating and interacting with one another. Marcy has been with The Motivational Edge for over 2.5 years and has served as the After School Advantage Program Coordinator at the IFAMLC for the last 2 school years. Under her supervision are 25 students, 4 volunteers and 3 instructors. Her passion for arts education radiates as she is constantly creating cool projects and activities with her students. On Tuesday evenings, after leaving the IF AMLC, she teaches Urban Arts to a handful of youth at Federation of Families in Miami Gardens.
An artist herself, she is always more than willing to lend a hand at community events and showcases, ensuring ME and our students are represented in the best way possible. Students adore her and we greatly appreciate her hard work and dedication to the organization’s Mission. Because of this and much more, we are happy to announce Marcy Suarez as our October Employee of the Month!
‘The Motivational Edge is an amazing place where I have been able to reach out to children in the community and teach them about art and music. Through The Motivational Edge I have been able to use the Arts to inspire positive growth and creativity in these young minds . Touching these kids lives and making them more confident has been a true blessing.’ – Marcy Suarez