Inspirations for Youth and Families congratulates Mimi Sutherland, the South Florida Inspiration Award recipient for the Dolphins vs. Patriots game on December 15, 2013. Mimi has been working with troubled youth for many years. She is the current Director of the G.A.T.E. program in Miami, Florida, which she founded in 1998. The G.A.T.E. program has won multiple awards for its work as an interventional program for teenage male weapon offenders. Instead of doing hard time in jail, young males can learn important life skills by joining the G.A.T.E. program. Many of the teenagers who came when they were 14 or 15 are still around and they’re now peer mentors for the younger men. Through the G.A.T.E. program, Mimi is able to lead teenagers away from a life of crime.
South Florida Inspiration – Mimi Sutherland