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Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald Visits

March 2017

For our April Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program visit, students and mentors learned more about Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald. Mr. Donald spoke about growing up in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and his journey to becoming one of the most powerful African American men in the world. He left our students with a message that was repeated every day to him in high school: “Prepare yourselves. You’re going to run the world.”

University President Talks About Following Your Dreams

March 2017

During our March Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program visit, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, visited our students and mentors. She spoke about her journey from a small-town West Virginian girl with big dreams to her current role as a university president, and the impact of mentorship.

Celebrating National Mentoring Month

February 2017

Selfies. Tweets. Snaps. Memes. For our February 2017 visit, students and mentors got a crash course on the dos and don’ts of social media from Youth Life Coach and Guidance Counselor Rockell Bartoli. Mentors were also honored for their hard work in honor of National Mentoring Month.

A Visit to Royal Princess

January 2017

To ring in the New Year, Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students went onboard Royal Princess, a ship in Carnival’s sister-brand Princess fleet. The students got to see first-hand what it’s really like on a cruise ship! For many, this was the first time they had ever visited the ship, and everyone enjoyed learning about the operation. They also enjoyed lunch and a tour before returning to Carnival.

Learning Behavioral Styles from the CPO

December 2016

Students from the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program and their mentors were treated to a fun lesson about behavioral styles by Carnival Cruise Line’s very own Chief People Officer Ron Phillips.

Breakthrough Miami Comes to Visit

October 2016

During the fall visit, the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students were joined by Breakthrough Miami, who taught the students how to apply efficient and effective study skills, as well as how to prepare for the ACT and SAT.

The First Visit of a New School Year

September 2016

A new school year has kicked off, and that mean a new group of freshman students are joining our Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program. On this first school-to-work visit, all of the students met with their mentors and learned what was planned for the year ahead!

Artist Romero Britto Highlights Final Visit of the 2016 School Year

May 2016

For the final visit of the 2015-16 school year, Miami artist Romero Britto visited the students and shared is passion for art and the road to achieving success. During the bittersweet visit, we also said goodbye to the seniors and recognized several students for their outstanding work and participation in the program. Have a great summer!

‘Shark Tank’ Celebrity Daymond John Speaks to Scholarship and Mentoring Students

April 2016

He invests millions in hopeful entrepreneurs each week on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” but recently Daymond John spoke to the students about his rise to becoming founder, president and chief executive officer of FUBU — “For Us, By Us” — a multi-million-dollar sportswear clothing brand. A true rags to riches story, John told this kids that passion for what you do should be the driving force, not money.

2016 Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program Scholarship Ceremony

April 2016

Another outstanding group of 15 Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students earned a four-year college scholarship purchased from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation by Carnival Foundation. The scholarships and laptops for the 2016 recipients were presented at half-time during a Miami HEAT basketball game. Miami HEAT President of Business Operations Eric Woolworth, Vice President of Player Programs Alonzo Mourning, Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho, Senator Ron Silver and founder of the Florida Prepaid College Program Stanley G. Tate were on hand to congratulate the students.

Learning to Dress for Success

January 2016

Bloomingdale’s Miami, along with Clinique make-up, came to Carnival during a school-to-work visit to give the junior girls make-up tips, advice on dressing appropriately and being professional on social media. These important lessons will help the girls achieve success on all levels.

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Speak to Students

November 2015

Special guests Tracy and Alonzo Mourning joined students and mentors to share their stories and wisdom about life’s challenges and overcoming adversity. They also addressed girls and boys individually to discuss topics significant to each group.

First School to Work Visit of 2015-16 Year

September 2015

The Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program kicked off its ninth year with its first visit in September.  Thirty new freshmen joined the program and were eager to meet their new “bigs.” The program now consists of more than 100 students and mentors. Fun Ship Freddy was on hand to greet the kids as they connected with their mentors, took photos and enjoyed breakfast.

Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Students Final Visit for 2014-15

May 2015

The final school-to-work visit of the school year for the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring students is always bittersweet. While various students are recognized for their outstanding work and participation in the program, it’s also time to say good-bye and good luck to the graduation seniors. We’ll see everyone back at Carnival next school year!

Carnival Leaders Share Career Advice with Scholarship & Mentoring Students

April 2015

Students from our Carnival Scholarship & Mentoring Program learned about different career paths and job skills from our Career Exploration Panel featuring vice presidents and directors from nine Carnival departments. The panel discussed what it takes to obtain the position you want and spoke about how there is no single path to success, but there are skills and qualities that play a big role in getting you there.

Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Students Visit FIU

March 2015

This year, the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Students took a field trip to Florida International University (FIU) to see what college life is like. The students were given a walking tour of the campus that included the dorms, gym, classrooms, the Stocker AstroScience Center, library, bookstore and more. Everyone was able to get a glimpse into what it’s like to be a college student.

2015 Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program Scholarship Ceremony

March 2015

Once again, the Carnival Foundation awarded 16 students in the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program with a four-year college scholarship purchased from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. For the 2015 recipients, Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison, Miami HEAT retired star and current Vice President of Player Programs Alonzo Mourning, Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho and founder of the Florida Prepaid College Program Stanley G. Tate were on hand at half-time during the HEAT basketball game to congratulate the students.

Students Practice Interviewing

January 2015

During the January Scholarship and Mentoring Program school-to-work visit, students had the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills during mock interviews with local companies. Representatives from the businesses came to the Carnival headquarters and sat down for one-on-one interviews with the students, who received critiques so they could learn how to give a great interview.

Annual Holiday Party for Students a Smashing Success

December 2014

Everyone had a blast at the annual holiday party for the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students and their mentors. The students also brought their families, and it was a fabulous night with great food and music by DJ RBK.

Scholarship Students Meet Actress Gabrielle Union

December 2014

The Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students had a nice surprise at their January meeting at Carnival’s headquarter offices. Actress Gabrielle Union was a guest and spoke to the kids about her path to stardom. Both the students and the mentors enjoyed hearing her inspiring words.

First Meeting of 2014-15 School Year for Scholarship Students

September 2014

The Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program started the 2014-15 school year with a visit to Carnival’s headquarter offices in September. The visit was the first for the new freshman students who were welcomed into the program. Fun Ship Freddy was on hand to greet the kids as they connected with their mentors, many meeting them for the first time.

First Class of Scholarship Students Graduate from College

Summer 2014

In 2010, Carnival Foundation awarded 15 students in the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program with a four-year college scholarship purchased from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. They were the first class of students to receive the scholarship, and four years later the recipients are starting to graduate from college. Congrats!

End-of-Year Visit for Scholarship Students

May 2014

The Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students had their final visit to the Carnival headquarters for the last time during the 2013-14 school year. During the morning activities, seniors received their completion certificates, gave moving speeches and honored their mentors. Students with the highest GPAs from all grades got an exciting selection HEAT prizes, including signed jerseys and basketballs signed by the entire team. Good luck to all graduating seniors!

A Visit to the HEAT Offices

April 2014

During their school-to-work event, students of the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program ventured from Carnival’s headquarters to visit the HEAT offices. Here they got to meet the HEAT dancers, pose with the NBA championship trophies and sit at the mic in the press conference room. Everyone had a great time!

2014 Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program Scholarship Ceremony

March 2014

This year Carnival Foundation awarded 16 students in the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program with a four-year college scholarship purchased from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. For the 2014 recipients, Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison, Miami HEAT retired star and current Vice President of Player Programs Alonzo Mourning, and Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho were on hand at half-time during the HEAT basketball game to congratulate the students.

Students Celebrate the Season at the Annual Holiday Party

December 2013

Every year Carnival Foundation throws a memorable holiday party for the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students and their mentors. With great food and music by celebrity spin master DJ Irie, everyone agreed that it was the best party of the season.

Arnold Donald Gives Students Advice on Achieving Success

October 2013

Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald spoke to the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students about his career and achieving success. Prior to his arrival, the students and mentors answered questions about themselves during a fun game and “first impression” awards were given out to students who stood out as they arrived at Carnival.

Shane Battier Welcomes Students Back for 2013-14 School Year

September 2013

Miami HEAT player Shane Battier welcomed the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program students back for the 2013-14 school year. Returning students met up with their Carnival “big” while the freshman “littles” met the Carnival mentors for the first time.

2014 Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program Scholarship Ceremony

Every year Carnival Foundation awards 15 students in the Carnival Scholarship and Mentoring Program with a college scholarship purchased from the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. For the 2013 recipients, Carnival Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and Miami HEAT retired star Alonzo Mourning were on hand to congratulate the students.

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