AMIkids Emerald Coast

At AMIkids Emerald Coast, 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


Since 1998, AMIkids Emerald Coast has been dedicated to helping kids discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community. Our safe and non-judgmental space is where at-risk youth can truly focus on themselves, their goals, and their dreams. We empower these young individuals by providing GED preparation and testing, workforce development skills, industry-recognized certifications, career exploration options, and basic life skills. With the unwavering support of our dedicated staff and community partners, we work tirelessly to remove barriers and reduce obstacles on their path to success. Together, we are empowering young people to discover their true potential and belief that success is possible.


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.

Delinquency Prevention

Delinquency Prevention programs provide gender-specific life management skills training, educational services, and youth development activities designed to prevent entry or further involvement in the juvenile justice system.

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.

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

AMIkids Emerald Coast Executive Director

  • Amariles Rosado

AMIkids Emerald Coast Board Of Trustees

  • Brian Corlew - Chair
  • Jonathan Slater
  • Sloane Pickett
  • Kurtis Wolff
  • Sarah Burgess
  • Charlie Noonan
  • John Jenkins
AMIkids Emerald Coast
Fort Walton Bch, FL
Alternative Education Community-based Delinquency Prevention Pre-apprenticeship

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PO Box 4886, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549