AMIkids Miami-Dade (North)

At AMIkids Miami-Dade North, 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 1974, AMIkids Miami-Dade has been dedicated to helping young people discover the potential within them, transform their lives and strengthen our community. Located in Miami, Florida, AMIkids Miami-Dade empowers our young people through care and guidance to reach that potential and, as a result, break the cycle of failure and poverty. Through our evidence-based programs and comprehensive services, we embrace each young person’s unique journey, focusing on education and workforce development, treatment, and behavior and skills training. Through genuine care, real relationships, and a sense of family, we empower young people to achieve success.


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.

Family Services

Family Services provide home-based skills-building and/or family counseling and intervention using evidence-based practices. Family services may include program models such as Functional Family Therapy, Wraparound Services, and the AMIkids Family Centric Model™. Family Services programs last approximately two to six months.

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
  • 85% of students who enroll complete the Youth Build Program
  • 90% of students receive OSHA -10, OSHA-30, & Forklift certifications

AMIkids Miami-Dade is led by their respective Executive Director, ensuring its positive impact on our communities.

AMIkids Miami-Dade North Executive Director

  • Luis Ceruti

AMIkids Miami-Dade North Board Of Trustees

  • Amado Albelo - Chair
  • Jorge Alvarez
  • Aleksandra Cuprys
  • Don Darbeau
  • Clint Gulley II
  • Lyndall Lambert
  • Laise Lowachee
  • Tracy Nichols, Esq.
  • Eduardo Ramos
  • Jesus Romero
  • Joshua Vega
  • Robert Watson
  • Robin West
  • V.T. Williams
AMIkids Miami-Dade (North)
North Miami Beach, FL
Community-based Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Justice Day Treatment Pre-apprenticeship

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