A new educational academy honoring a 6-year-old boy who was fatally shot has opened in Miami.
The new King Carter Academy of Trade and Logistics aims to provide opportunities for at-risk students. Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was among others who attended Friday morning’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
King Carter’s father, Santonio Carter, was also present at the ceremony.
“My son was only 6 years old when God decided to call him home,” he said. “But he lived a purpose. His life was filled, and his purpose is still being carried out today.”
The academy received funding from a $1 million donation back in June of 2017. The donation was made anonymously in memory of King Carter, who was a Van E. Blanton Elementary School student before his death.
Two years after his death, Carter’s family hopes this academy can steer children in the right direction.