AMIkids Tampa

At AMIkids Tampa, 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 its establishment in 1971, AMIkids Tampa has been committed to providing educational opportunities and support to young people, empowering them to unlock their potential, transform their lives, and contribute positively to our community. Located in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida, our passionate team empowers these young individuals with the care and guidance they need to unlock their true potential. By equipping them with the necessary skills and support, we enable them to triumph over adversity and create a future filled with success and fulfillment.


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.

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.

The Department of Labor funds 100% of AMIkids Tampa Workforce Development program, committing $4 million in federal dollars

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AMIkids Tampa is supported by Lennar Homes Foundation.

Our Impact

How We Make A Difference

  • 92% of our students have clear education or career plans in their first year after high school
  • 90% of students receive OSHA -10 & NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)

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

AMIkids Tampa Executive Director

  • Karla Lawton

AMIkids Tampa Board Of Trustees

  • Aaron Jimison - Chair
  • Matthew Bednar
  • Ray Charles
  • Jack Cohen
  • Christopher Collins
  • J.B. Davis, IV
  • Marvin Metheny
  • Andy Peluso
  • Chantal Quintana
  • Casey Rodgers
  • Casey Taylor
  • Eric Ward
  • Jamey Wilson
  • Justin Day
AMIkids Tampa
Tampa, FL
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