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African-American Achievers Awards Honor Principal James F. Griffin, II

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Congratulations to Lauderdale Lakes Middle School Principal James F. Griffin, II, who is one of five extraordinary individuals being recognized at the 22nd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:15 p.m. 
Presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus, the ceremony honors individuals who devote their time to strengthen South Florida communities in arts and culture; business and entrepreneurism; community service; and education. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend the event at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.
Each Achiever will receive a $10,000 donation to a charity of his or her choice. Griffin has named Free the Children, an international educational charity that works to empower and enable youth to be agents of change, as his charitable recipient. Free the Children will build a school in India in Griffin’s name.

About African-American Achiever’s 2014 Honoree
James F. Griffin II, Education
James Griffin knows children have limitless potential – as long as they are given the proper resources and support to achieve greatness. During his tenure as an educator, he has transformed classrooms into international hubs where students connect with the world using the latest technology. Griffin also strives to prepare youth for life beyond school through vigorous academic programs. He has been awarded Principal of the Year accolades from Broward County and the state of Florida, as well as grant money to continue implementing virtual classrooms in area schools. Griffin’s pursuit of providing children with the keys to success is shaping a brighter future for South Florida and beyond.
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 94 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, visit (browardschools.com), follow us on Twitter (@Browardschools) and like us on Facebook (facebook.com/browardschools).