AMIkids Duval

At AMIkids Duval, 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


AMIkids Duval is now a dynamic workforce development program designed to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in today’s job market. We combine industry-aligned training with academic support and personalized guidance to prepare young people with the skills they need to start a career.


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.

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.


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

  • 92% of our students have clear education or career plans their first year after high school
  • 90% of students receive OSHA -10, OSHA-30, & Forklift certifications
  • 85% of students who enroll complete the Youth Build Program

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

AMIkids Duval Executive Director

  • Elizabeth Hernandez

AMIkids Duval Board Of Trustees

  • Tanner Lee - Chair
  • Julie Proctor
  • Alan Learch
  • David Hull
  • Frank Surface
  • Ryan Jones
  • Tommy Donahoo
  • Ryan Gilliam
  • David Gorman
AMIkids Duval
Jacksonville, FL
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