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HEAT ACADEMY PRESENTED BY CARNIVAL FOUNDATION

Through its flagship community affairs initiative, HEAT Academy, the Miami HEAT has embraced the importance of providing children in South Florida with the opportunity to have a quality after-school program with an academic purpose at its core. The HEAT Academy is fully funded by the Miami HEAT and its corporate partners, Carnival Foundation, Florida Blue and C1 Bank. The funding for the program accounts for teacher wages, materials & supplies, daily snacks and any special activities planned throughout the course of the year. The HEAT Academy's primary goal is to provide economically disadvantaged students who are most at risk of academic failure or juvenile delinquency with a program of after-school tutoring and academic enrichment. The program is dedicated to strengthening the students' reading, writing, math and science skills so that they are able to increase their potential for success on the Florida Standards Assessment Test (FSA) exam and compete on a national level.

  1. Paul Laurence Dunbar K-8 Center (Overtown)
  2. Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Elementary (Little Haiti)
  3. Riverside Elementary (Little Havana).

At HEAT Academy students practice reading, writing, math and science, receive assistance with homework, have a safe place to learn after school when their parents are usually not available, and most importantly, learn from positive role models who inspire our students to excel.

The HEAT Academy operates the majority of the school year-round every day of the week, Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 5:30 p.m. The HEAT Academy provides educational support to a total of 300 students across the three Elementary schools from the 3rd to the 5th Grade. Although the program is free for students enrolled, students are required to meet certain attendance goals and abide by a strict code of conduct if they are to remain eligible.

Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp

A look inside the fantasy camp put on by Dwyane Wade
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Dwyane Wade Fantasy Camp

A look inside the fantasy camp put on by Dwyane Wade
Aug 26, 2014  |  01:24

Back to School Recap

HEAT players Shabazz Napier, Tyler Johnson, the Miami HEAT Xtreme Team and staff assist Twin Lakes Elementary School in the first day back to school
Aug 21, 2014  |  01:31

Coach Spo Ice Bucket Challenge

Erik Spoelstra completes the Ice Bucket Challenge in aid of ALS research
Aug 18, 2014  |  00:40

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Miami HEAT staff complete the Ice Bucket challenge to help fund ALS research
Aug 15, 2014  |  02:31

Learn to Swim: Tropical Estates Park

The Miami HEAT, Florida Blue and the American Red Cross work to teach water safety
Jul 29, 2014  |  01:41

HEAT April pool's Day

The Miami HEAT teamed up with the American Red Cross, Florida Blue and Foxsports to launch the beginning of the HEAT Learn to Swim program at Gibson Pool Park in Miami.
Apr 9, 2014  |  01:30

HEAT Cycle for Safety

The HEAT promote safety for cyclists of all ages
Apr 9, 2014  |  01:03

2014 HEAT FCAT Video Pep Rally

The Miami HEAT show some support and provide tips to help students prepare for the FCAT.
Apr 1, 2014  |  08:39

Ray Allen Golf Classic and Ray of Hope Luncheon

Ray Allen’s foundation, Ray of Hope, held a golf tournament to raise funds for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation presented by Hublot.
Mar 27, 2014  |  01:21

13th Miami HEAT Learn and Play Center Recap

The Miami HEAT opened their 13th Learn and Play center at Branches in Miami. The event was attended by HEAT players Greg Oden and Michael Beasley.
Mar 27, 2014  |  01:22

Spoelstra Hosts Young Athletes from Philippines

HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra hosts young athletes from areas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
Mar 21, 2014  |  02:17

17th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival Recap

The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund raised more than $500,000 during the 17th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival.
Mar 4, 2014  |  01:48

Re-HEAT Delivery

The Miami HEAT’s Michael Beasley and the AARP Foundation collaborate in their Drive to End Hunger
Feb 26, 2014  |  01:08

Wade Gatorade Gym Makeover

With the help of Gatorade, Dwyane Wade makes over a Riverdale High School locker room
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:58

LeBron James’ Boys and Girls Club Renovation

LeBron James teams with the Boys and Girls club to renovate one of their facilities in New Orleans
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:59

Dwyane Wade One on One

Wade and author James Patterson promote literacy comprehension among children
Feb 16, 2014  |  00:44

NBA Cares: All-Star

HEAT players Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James take time during All-Star weekend to help at Clark Prep High School in New Orleans
Feb 14, 2014  |  01:36

Beach Sweep - Virginia Key Beach

The 5th Annual HEAT Beach Sweep presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami at the historic Virginia Key Beach in Key Biscayne
Feb 4, 2014  |  01:27

Battioke 2014

The Miami HEAT players and families compete in a karaoke contest benefiting the Take Charge Foundation
Jan 30, 2014  |  02:02

NBA FIT/Let's Move! with Michelle Obama and Miami HEAT

The Miami HEAT and Michelle Obama promote healthy diet and exercise for NBA FIT and the Let's Move! initiative.
Jan 21, 2014  |  00:49

ESP: 42 deseos fueron concedidos gracias a la Fundación Make a Wish y al Miami HEAT

Los niños de la Fundación Make a Wish y sus padres pasaron dos días con el Miami HEAT viviendo una experiencia única al hacer sus sueños realidad.
Jan 11, 2014  |  05:41

Make a Wish

Make a Wish and the Miami HEAT partner to grant 47 wishes
Jan 7, 2014  |  05:21

HEAT Hospital Visits

The Miami HEAT visited local hospitals on their day off
Dec 21, 2013  |  01:59

Moms for Soldiers

Pat Riley and the HEAT joins America's Moms for Soldiers in sending care packages oversees.
Dec 20, 2013  |  01:25

Alonzo Mourning's Annual 33 Thanksgivings

Alonzo Mourning surprised several families in Overtown with fully cooked Thanksgiving dinners as part of his annual event, 33 Thanksgivings.
Dec 4, 2013  |  01:47

Ray Allen's Annual Turkey Giveaway

Ray Allen's Ray of Hope Foundation gives turkeys and canned goods to families in need at Jose Marti Park.
Nov 26, 2013  |  01:15

HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration Recap

Your Miami HEAT served members of the Miami community at the HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration on Friday, November 22.
Nov 23, 2013  |  01:45

Spoelstra on Typhoon Disaster Relief

Support the Typhoon Relief efforts
Nov 13, 2013  |  00:32

Veteran's Day Youth Basketball Clinic

The Miami HEAT teamed up with Gatorade to host a special Veteran's Day Youth Basketball Clinic for local military families who serve our country.
Nov 13, 2013  |  01:47

Veterans Day Giving

Chris Bosh and the Miami HEAT donate items to veterans
Nov 8, 2013  |  01:16