AMIkids Albuquerque Transitional Living

At AMIkids Albuquerque Transitional Living, we believe in the power of transformation. Every young person has the potential for greatness, and we’re on a mission to unlock it.

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Our Story


Imagine a place where young individuals in foster care or those transitioning to adulthood can find the support and resources they need to thrive. That place is Albuquerque Transitional Living, operated by AMIkids Sandoval. Our program is designed to empower eligible youth between the ages of 16 and 23 who have been involved with the New Mexico child welfare system. We believe that every young person deserves a chance to build a successful life, which is why we offer a range of services and opportunities to help them on their journey. From learning essential independent living skills to finding a safe and stable place to call home, we’re here to ensure every young person receives the help and guidance they need.


What We Offer


Community-based programs offer daily services to youth and families, with youth returning home each day if programming takes place outside of the home. We offer eight unique services with our community-based programs.

Alternative Education

Alternative Education programs are designed to help students who require additional support typically not available in traditional schools. Students in attendance benefit from academic remediation, positive behavioral skills development, and individualized attention to succeed. AMIkids Alternative Education programs include Infinity Schools, School-within-a-School, and Charter Schools, which operate according to the school district schedule.

Pre-apprenticeship (Career Exploration, Workforce Development)

Pre-apprenticeship programs prepare students aged 16-24 for successful careers, offering industry training that is aligned with each community’s needs for skilled workers. With a combination of academic, technical, and job readiness courses and individualized case management, AMIkids prepares and places students into higher education, jobs, and apprenticeships.

Outpatient Treatment Services

Outpatient Treatment Services include screening, crisis/risk assessment, comprehensive assessment with behavioral health diagnosis, case coordination, and/or counseling services including individual, family, and group therapy. These services may be provided in the home, community, and/or facility between one and three days weekly by clinical staff members.


Program Enhancement Services may be provided as standalone or supplementary to a program.

Career and Technical Education

Provided in two age-appropriate models:

  • The AMIkids Career Exploration Model, for ages 11-15, helps youth build self-awareness, learn about potential careers, and develop a plan for reaching future goals.
  • The AMIkids Workforce Development Model, for ages 16-24, utilizes a combination of school-based and work-based learning to help youth learn job readiness skills, earn industry-recognized certifications, and transition to the workforce.
Our Impact

How We Make A Difference

  • After succesfully completing the NM-TLYA program, youth are able to utilize the skills learned to lead successful independent lives.
  • 92% of our students have clear education or career plans their first year after high school

AMIkids Albuquerque Transitional Living is led by their respective Executive Director and a volunteer board of local community leaders, ensuring its positive impact on our communities.

AMIkids Albuquerque Transitional Living Executive Director

  • Kathryn Fleming

AMIkids Albuquerque Transitional Living Board Of Trustees

  • Hon. Louis McDonald - Chair
  • Amy Dethridge
  • Jennifer McDonald
  • Donald Lennard
  • Clementina Garza
  • Gregoria Rirou
AMIkids Albuquerque Transitional Living
Albuquerque, NM
Alternative Education Career and Technical Education Community-based Foster Care Outpatient Treatment Services Pre-apprenticeship

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