Miami HEAT ADD $1 Program

Achieve Miami’s Teacher Accelerator Program (TAP) has been selected as the nonprofit beneficiary of the Miami HEAT ADD $1 Program for the 2023-24 NBA season. Contributions from fans will help ensure every student in Miami has a teacher.


TAP is an initiative of Achieve Miami, an educational nonprofit closing opportunity gaps for students throughout Miami-Dade. TAP addresses the nationwide teacher shortage by creating a built-in path to a career in education, equipping college students and career changers with the skills, knowledge, and certification necessary to excel at teaching in the classroom.

share your passion. teach.

If you’re a college senior, graduate student, or career changer with a bachelor’s degree who’s looking to make an impact, then consider joining the Teacher Accelerator Program.

college student

TAP is tailored for non-education majors who want to leverage their knowledge by becoming a teacher and making an impact on students in their community.

career changer

TAP creates a path to an inspiring and fulfilling career in education. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree can join the program and apply their expertise in the classroom.

TAP is offered by the University of Miami, Florida International University and Miami-Dade College.

make an impact

The teacher shortage is impacting classrooms across Florida, with hundreds of teaching positions unfilled in Miami-Dade at the start of this school year.

Miami HEAT ADD $1 donations can be made at concession stands within the Kaseya Center and at all HEAT retail locations, as well as online at MiamiHEATStore.com. 100% of all proceeds will directly benefit TAP – creating the next generation of educators.