AMIkids Orlando

At AMIkids Orlando, 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 1991, AMIkids Orlando has been dedicated to helping young people discover their true potential and believe success is possible. Located in Apopka, Florida, AMIkids Orlando 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.

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.

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AMIkids Orlando is supported by Lennar Homes Foundation.

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

AMIkids Orlando Executive Director

  • Emanuel Mitchell

AMIkids Orlando Board Of Trustees

  • Erin Simmons - Chair
  • Amirah Johnson
  • Travaris McCurdy
  • Jerome Miller
  • Rida Sadrack
  • Gabriel Asif
AMIkids Orlando
Apopka, FL
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