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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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.

Juvenile Justice Day Treatment

Juvenile Justice Day Treatment provides intensive supervision and programming for youth referred primarily due to delinquency. Behavior and skills training, education, and treatment services are provided five days per week, typically three to eight hours daily.

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.


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.

AMIkids Family Centric Model™ (FCM)

These services include research-informed skills training for families, provided in the home or community setting weekly. Services are designed to reduce anti-social behaviors of youth, improve the psychosocial functioning of youth, and improve family functioning.

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

  • Marcus Brown
  • Ashley Gay
  • Francisco Gonzalez
  • Amirah Johnson
  • Paul McBride
  • Travaris McCurdy
  • Jerome Miller
  • Michael Miller
  • Ravin Sahadeo
  • Erin Simmons
  • Rida Sadrack
  • Gabriel Asif
AMIkids Orlando
Apopka, FL
Community-based Juvenile Justice Day Treatment

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