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Posted on: August 17, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Councilwoman Fairclough-McCormick Introduces Flight of Hope Organization at City Council Meeting

In honor of African American History Month, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough-McCormick introduced an African-inspired dance at the February 22 Council Meeting. The piece was performed by Flight of Hope, a Homestead organization that teaches physical fitness activities to children with disabilities.

Flight of Hope Teacher Aida Ubeto performed the brief piece with three of her students at the public meeting in the Council Chamber. Ubeto, who also works as an infant and toddler developmental specialist for Miami Children’s Hospital, said she started this organization because most developmental therapies end at age three. Flight of Hope teaches physical fitness and dance to children of all ages every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am at a studio located on 36 Washington Avenue.

Ubeto explained the name of the organization come from a book she is writing with her partner Henry Merentes. The book, which is also called Flight of Hope, teaches parents, teachers, and children how to develop art projects through education.

For more information on Flight of Hope classes and services, contact Aida Ubeto at (786) 247-1700.

Councilwoman Fariclough-McCormick and Aida Ubeto

Flight of Hope  Dancers and Teacher Aida Ubeto Performance