AMIkids is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids' mission is to protect public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.
AMIkids announced the launch of #BreakingBarriers, a national partnership between Local Law Enforcement and at-risk youth. This campaign creates a positive bond between authorities and youth developing a sense of trust, respect and the opportunity to strengthen communities.
#BreakingBarriers will be utilized throughout several AMIkids programs in nine states. The goal is to develop community events allowing youth to interact with law enforcement and to establish meaningful relationships for years to come.
On April 19th, 2018 AMIkids staffs and AMIkids students met with Miami Dade County Police Major Adrian Cummings and his Team on our school site. AMIkids NCCER construction students presented to Major Adrian Cummings and his Team a completed picture frame that was built by our very own students, as a token of gratitude for their #AMIkidsbreakingbarriers partnership, dedicating their time to provide mentorship, guidance and support to our students.
On Monday, Oct. 16, Starbucks will open a new store in Miami Gardens, Fla., the latest in the company’s ongoing nationwide initiative to open stores in at least 15 underserved, low- to medium- income communities across the U.S by 2018.
The Starbucks location in Miami Gardens has partnered with AMIkids Miami Dade in hiring their students as its first employees.
Each location, including the store in Miami Gardens, aims to support ongoing revitalization efforts in the community by creating new jobs, engaging local women and minority-owned vendors and suppliers, and collaborating with local nonprofits to support training opportunities for youth in the community.
Our AMIkids students who have earned the rank of Captain spearheaded an exciting tour for Miami Dade Police Officers from the Intracoastal District Youth Outreach Unit. It was an opportunity of Joining law enforcement and our students in building stronger communities.
On April 21st, 2018 AMIkids Miami Dade North Staff, students and Law Enforcement Officers from Miami Dade County Police Department joined forces to be part of a unique opportunity that was provided by Comcast on Comcast Cares Day, AMIkids students along with Comcast, Telemundo, NBCUniversal employees and many other volunteers joined to plant, paint, and create projects reflective of Sweetwater Elementary’s STEAM culture focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. AMIkids students planted native trees and greenery to replace vegetation that was blown away by Hurricane Irma and create an interactive Eco-Learning Garden. They'll revive the butterfly garden, create an art installation for the courtyard, assemble storage for the art studio and STEAM lab, and unleash their inner Picasso as they paint a 240' mural destined to become a landmark for the school and Sweetwater community alike.
AMIKids Miami Dade North we offer an impressive array of vocational training programs to set our students up for success immediately following their graduation or for their future endeavors. Our construction certification vocational program is supported by the National Center for Construction & Education Research (NCCER), one of the top accredited organizations in the field
AMIKids Miami Dade, formerly the Dade Marine Institute (DMI), has been serving the youth of Miami Dade County through a unique and effective educational and rehabilitation day treatment program. Our mission is to reduce juvenile delinquency working in partnerships with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Miami Dade County Public School Board, United Way, Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund, community agencies and organizations.
AMIkids Miami Dade serves troubled boys and girls between 13 and 18 years of age. We have contracts with and are funded by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Miami Dade County Public School District, United Way, and the Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund. We also receive support by way of donations from businesses and individuals within the community. AMIkids Miami Dade is a 501(c)3 charity, and donations to our organization may be tax deductible. AMIkids Miami Dade is also a member of AMIkids, Inc., a national organization.
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This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.