2021 NAF Mega Student Conference

Virtual Conference April 13, 2021

Contact: AnnFields@dadeschools.net

Theme: Developing Our Leaders and Innovators

The conference features keynote speaker 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, Law Studies and Teaching. More Info


David Octavio Gandell

David Octavio Gandell

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 is 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.


$10,000 PLATINUM

$5,000 GOLD

Interested in becoming more involved with Miami-Dade NAF career academies?

Leading companies partner with NAF, aligning their industry expertise, community leadership, and pipeline development needs to transform the high school experience.

When you volunteer locally with NAF academies, your return on investment is high. By working with NAF academies your company will be at the forefront of workforce development, recruiting diverse talent with a solid foundation in hard and soft skills.

Examples of Ways to Get Involved:

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